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Fox's Cavuto, Heartland's Lehr In Denial About Fracking Pollution

Fox News host Neil Cavuto and the Heartland Institute's Jay Lehr denied that hydraulic fracturing has ever been "proven" to pollute water supplies, despite the hundreds of documented cases of leaky fracking wells causing groundwater contamination. Show More Summary

Willie Soon A Heartland Institute Star Since 2003: Was He Paid? If So, When And With Whose Money?

Willie Soon has gained a global spotlight from many recent news articles (New York Times, Boston Globe, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, etc).  This was lit by documents obtained from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA),Show More Summary

Climate-denying researcher slams critics with help from climate-denying Heartland Institute

Wei-Hock Soon failed to disclose most of the $1.2 million in funding he received from the fossil fuel industry

Statement by Dr. Willie Soon

Via Heartland press release: Dr. Willie Soon of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics released the following statement through The Heartland Institute in response to repeated attacks on his character and scientific integrity. Show More Summary

The Heartland Institute: Comically Ignorant Poop Factory or Greedy Lying Dumbasses?

Ignorance is the fifth horseman of the apocalypse. In many ways it should be the main one, seeing as it is ignorance that is the root cause of so much of the evils assigned to the better-known four. I am not of … Continue reading ?

Heartland Institute 58 Experts Poster Remixed by DeSmog, Willie Soon Among Denialist Dozens

With the news of Willie Soon's fossil-fuel-funded career featured on the front page of The New York Times on Sunday, there's no time like the present to take a look at all of Soon's friends in the anti-science climate denial echo chamber. Where...Show More Summary

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

Public Sector Unions Gain Power, Lose Popularity, says Economist

By Nancy Thorner, The Heartland Institute While becoming more and more powerful, public sector unions are losing favor with taxpayers, Daniel DiSalvo, author of “Government Against Itself: Public Union Power and Its Consequences,” said during a forum hosted by The Illinois Policy Institute Tuesday in Chicago.

Colorado Legislation Requires Transparency in Teachers Union Negotiations

By Chris Neal, The Heartland Institute Colorado has established a law making teachers union negotiations transparent. Proposition 104, which passed with 70 percent of the vote on November 4, requires collective bargaining negotiations between the unions and school boards be opened to the public.

Teachers Unions Fume in Philly

By Larry Sand, The Heartland Institute The teachers unions are spitting venom at the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.

Michigan Teacher, Veteran Fights Union and Wins

By Chris Neal, The Heartland Institute Adam Neuman, a teacher at Brighton High School in Michigan, scored a right-to-work victory after challenging the state teachers union.

Will the Supreme Court End Forced Unionism?

By Larry Sand, The Heartland Institute June was not kind to Big Labor. First, teachers unions in California had some of their favorite work rules knocked out of the state constitution by Judge Rolf Treu in his Vergara decision.

Weather Channel Co-Founder On CNN: ‘Hello Everybody, There Is No Global Warming’

John Coleman, who co-founded the Weather Channel in the 1980s and is affiliated with the Heartland Institute, tells CNN's Reliable Sources that "if you get down to the hard, cold facts there’s no question about it – climate change is not happening." The post Weather Channel Co-Founder On CNN: ‘Hello Everybody, There Is No Global Warming’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Austin Includes Energy Price Hedge Value In Solar Tariff

Rocky Mountain Institute. Renewables scored a major victory recently in the natural gas heartland that is Texas. In a resolution adopted by the Austin City Council on August 28, the city declared solar energy its default generation resource,...Show More Summary

Texas District Judge Tells Wingnut 'Stink Tanker' He's 'Not A Credible Witness'

Joe "We're Not A Front Group" Bast, head of the wingnut Heartland Institute, will say anything at all to push his Koch-funded, ALEC-friendly deregulation agenda, and it's great to read this Texas judge so adeptly slamming his credibility: It’s...Show More Summary

The Australian Heartland

A while ago, the Chicago-based Heartland Institute, a conservative/libertarian/denialist thinktank, got into a lot of trouble by putting up billboards with pictures of people like the Unabomber who, Heartland claimed, were climate change believers. Show More Summary

Global Warming Deniers Grow More Desperate By The Day

This is a guest post by David Suzuki. The Heartland Institute’s recent International Climate Change Conference in Las Vegas illustrates climate change deniers’ desperate confusion. As Bloomberg News noted, “Heartland’s strategy seemed...Show More Summary

Global Warming Hoax: The Basics

(John Hinderaker) This video is a nice, four-minute summary of some of the basics of the global warming debate. It was shot at the Heartland Institute’s 9th International Conference on Climate Change, between July 7 and July 9. If you have followed the science closely, you won’t learn anything you didn’t already know. Show More Summary

Will the Supreme Court End Forced Union Membership?

By Larry Sand, The Heartland Institute June was not kind to Big Labor. First, teachers unions in California had some of their favorite work rules knocked out of the state constitution by Judge Rolf Treu in his Vergara decision.

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