Steve Horn

The conservative UK-based Centre for Policy Studies recently published a study on the climate change impacts of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") for shale gas. The skinny: it's yet another case study of "frackademia," and the co-authors ha... more

Dec 16, 2013 8:13 PM Dispatches

Bulletproof Securities, the Arizona private security firm that was operating without a license in northern Wisconsin to protect a controversial mine owned by Gogebic Taconite, may have broken the law by misleading regulators when it finally... more

Dec 11, 2013 4:00 PM Dispatches

A 1991 report tracked down by DeSmogBlog from the University of California-San Francisco's Legacy Tobacco Documents reveals that the State Policy Network (SPN) was created by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), raising additio... more

Dec 9, 2013 4:28 PM Dispatches

The Guardian has released another must-read piece about the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), this time laying bare its anti-environmental agenda for 2014. more

Dec 5, 2013 4:16 PM Dispatches

The Guardian has published a major investigative piece that once again exposes the scandalous ways of the right wing lobbying group, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). more

Dec 4, 2013 3:11 PM Dispatches

America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) -- the public relations arm of the oil and gas fracking industry -- has released its 2012 Internal Revenue Services (IRS) 990 form, and it's rich with eye-opening revelations, some of which we report he... more

Nov 20, 2013 7:53 PM Dispatches

By Steve Horn The southern half of Transcanada's Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is supposed to begin pumping up to 700,000 barrels of diluted bitumen per day through the Cushing, OK to Port Arthur, TX route within weeks. But is it ready to ope... more

Nov 12, 2013 5:18 PM Dispatches

Three years into its "Lean Forward" re-branding campaign, MSNBC has given new meaning to the catchphrase, leaning forward into running branded content promoting hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"). more

Nov 5, 2013 4:39 PM Dispatches

Corporate attorneys insist coal company's CEO is not a public figure at all. more

Nov 4, 2013 3:43 PM Dispatches

In a major ruling that's flown under the radar, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit -- based in Denver, Colorado -- decided not to grant the Sierra Club and Clean Energy Future Oklahoma a temporary injunction on the construction... more

Oct 14, 2013 2:48 PM Dispatches

Over 20,600 barrels of oil fracked from the Bakken Shale has spilled from a Tesoro Logistics pipeline in Tioga, North Dakota in one of the biggest onshore oil spills in recent U.S. history. more

Oct 11, 2013 2:51 PM Dispatches

Ezra Levant is the man behind an attempt to re-frame the Alberta tar sands as "ethical oil." "Ethical" -- Levant's deceptive public relations campaign argues of the tar sands "carbon bomb" -- because it doesn't come from the war-ridden and ... more

Oct 10, 2013 1:56 PM Dispatches