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BP Says ‘Bye-Bye’ to Conservative Group ALEC

Oil and gas giant BP is the latest company to leave the American Legislative Exchange Council, the conservative group better known as ALEC.

BP is the latest company to ditch ALEC

Following in the footsteps of major companies like eBay, Google, Microsoft and AOL, oil giant BP has announced that it is leaving the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) behind. In a statement, the company said that they had chosen not to renew their

2nd Annual Local Leaders Council Policy Forum 2015

The event will offer an intimate forum for mayors, councilmembers, county officials, agency directors, and other high level decision-makers to exchange strategies for building local assets and increasing transportation and housing choices.

NLC Update (16/02/1

Here's my latest email exchange with North Lanarkshire Council over the previously secret report to the Corporate Management Team (CMT) dated 11 August 2005. In my view the Council is still withholding crucial information from this document...Show More Summary

North Lanarkshire Update

Here's my latest email exchange with North Lanarkshire Council over the previously secret report to the Corporate Management Team (CMT) dated 11 August 2005. In my view the Council is still withholding crucial information from this document...Show More Summary

L.A. benefits from having high-paid City Council members

To the editor: Members of the Los Angeles City Council certainly are overpaid compared with other elected officials, but I'll take a bit higher pay in exchange for attracting qualified people. Third World police are underpaid, I hear, but they make up for it with bribes. ("What are L.A. City...

LA Little Free Libraries made legal - for now

The chain and lock can come off Ricky and Teresa Edgertons' Little Free Library. The Shreveport City Council approved an amended resolution Tuesday temporarily legalizing all book exchange boxes in the city until new zoning laws can be adopted to allow them. Show More Summary

Score one for ALEC: West Virginia is first state to repeal a renewable energy standard

Other states are also moving to roll back renewable policies, much to the delight of the right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council.

Associated Press Hides Dirty Energy Interests Behind Anti-Renewables Campaign

The Associated Press reported that national groups including the Heartland Institute and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) are heralding the repeal of West Virginia's alternative energy mandate as a lynchpin to repeal stronger renewable energy standards in other states. Show More Summary

Pfizer Should Follow the Tech Industry Out of ALEC

As 2014 came to a close, so, too, did the exodus of the tech sector from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). But ALEC is still vulnerable to defections in 2015, as similar conflicts of interest also apply to the healthcare...Show More Summary

NYC Trying To "Guilt Trip" Developers Into Keeping Affordable Housing

The scheme which gives housing developers lucrative tax exemptions in exchange for token numbers of affordable housing is set to expire this summer. At a City Council hearing yesterday, elected officials said that unless the controversial 421-a program was overhauled to prevent luxury developers from exploiting the system, they were content to let it die. [ more › ]

What The Media Needs To Know About Who's Fighting To Restrict Broadband Access

Media outlets covering the fight against greater competition in the broadband market should note the role that the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) played in blocking competition in 19 states. The media has a history of ignoring ALEC's role in pushing model legislation. Show More Summary

NARAL, Maryland Government Collude to Target Pro-Life Pregnancy Center

Yesterday, LifeSiteNews‘ Dustin Siggins broke a story involving collusion that will shock you. After obtaining email exchanges between NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland’s Executive Director Jodi Finkelstein and Montgomery County Council (Council) staff members

eBay Cuts Ties to Conservative Group ALEC

A spokesperson for eBay has confirmed to Reuters that it will end its association with the conservative political group American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC. The confirmation comes two months after a coalition of more thanShow More Summary

eBay becomes 100th company to cut ties with climate-denying organization ALEC

eBay just announced on Twitter that it will not renew its membership with the controversial climate change-denying political group American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). With this action, eBay becomes the 100th company to sever ties with ALEC since

EBay Dumps ALEC

EBay, after months of pressure from climate change activists, yesterday confirmed its departure from the American Legislative Exchange Council, according to Forecast the Facts. Forecast the Facts and other environmental groups had been...Show More Summary

Ebay joins other tech giants in dumping conservative lobbying group ALEC

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Ebay Inc said on Thursday that it will end its association with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a political group that other tech companies dropped earlier this year due to its views on climate change. “After our annual review of eBay Inc’s memberships in trade associations...

How ALEC Plans to Undo Minimum Wage Increases in 2015

The American Legislative Exchange Council laid out its blueprint for 2015 at its annual meeting in early December, making public a plan that includes attacks on labor unions, paid sick leave, and minimum wage increases that have proven...Show More Summary

Will eBay Give Out ALEC Coal This Holiday Season?

The holiday season is big business for eBay, but this year, it's not just about shopping. No, this holiday season, eBay is "reviewing" its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a group that's driven by Big Oil and Gas interests and advances its extreme, anti-climate agenda in state capitols nationwide. Show More Summary

North Dakota State Senator Beclowns Himself At Meeting Of Left’s Version Of ALEC

ALEC, or the American Legislative Exchange Council, has become something of a bête noire of the left. Alongside the Koch brothers, ALEC is apparently behind every nefarious deed in American politics these days, if our friends on the left are to be believed. Of course, ALEC is also pretty darn effective at advancing the cause...

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