John Noël - National Oil and Gas Program Director

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The Chilling Effect of Oil & Gas Money on Democracy

June 10, 2016
  • Did you know that in 2014 the oil and gas industry spent over $141 million on lobbying on Capitol Hill? That’s over $380,000 a day!
  • In the last Presidential election, the industry spent $153 million promoting a future centered on oil, gas and coal.
Pumpjacks with a methane flare in the background. Photo credit: Leonid Ikan / Shutterstock

Attempts to Soften Scientists’ Critiques of EPA’s Study Come Up Short

February 22, 2016

The oil and gas industry inside game is alive and well in 2016. The Science Advisory Board (SAB) Panel is out again with another draft of its report on EPA’s fracking and drinking water Assessment.

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Supreme Court Pauses Clean Power Plan - Momentarily

February 10, 2016

Yesterday the Supreme Court put a temporary stay on the Clean Power Plan. Importantly, this decision was not based on the legal merits of the case nor does it overturn the Clean Power Plan, which enjoys overwhelming public support.