Thinktank InfluenceMap accuses petroleum giants of gaming Facebook to promote oil and gas as part of climate-crisis solution
— Read on amp.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/05/facebook-fossil-fuel-industry-environment-climate-change
Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images) “The march to save America is tomorrow in Washington D.C… At 1:00 p.m., we will march to the Capitol building and call on Congress to stop the steal. We are hoping patriots like you will join us to continue to fight to protect the integrity of our elections.”
— Read on popular.info/p/these-corporations-just-donated-to
From June 21 to June 30, after the legislative fundraising blackout ended, five of the largest and most prominent companies in the Texas power grid supply chain — Calpine, Centerpoint, NRG Energy, Oncor and Vistra — or their top executives collectively donated about $497,000 to state elected officials and political groups.
— Read on www.rawstory.com/greg-abbott-campaign-finance/
New research exposes the conflicts working parents may face when weighing concerns about work and career geography.
— Read on sloanreview.mit.edu/article/the-new-strategic-road-map-for-attracting-and-retaining-working-parents/
Do yourself a favor and read Jane Mayer’s full report. She has found the taproot.
She begins with the extended farce that is dragging on in Arizona, largely because it has been designed to drag on in Arizona, and elsewhere. She points to Patrick Byrne, the founder of Overstock.com, as one of the major sugar daddies behind this particular exercise in weaponized futility. But Mayer also emphasizes the fact that the entire conservative dark-money machine has been turned away from some of its traditional purposes and put behind a national effort not only to suppress the franchise, but also to delegitimize the electoral process itself. One engine supplies the power to the other.
— Read on www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a37209965/dark-money-trump-big-lie-election-stolen-arizona-jane-mayer/
Instead of reducing the role of fossil fuels in the economy, critics say, the bill subsidizes industry “greenwashing.”
— Read on theintercept.com/2021/08/03/bipartisan-infrastructure-bill-climate-subsidies-fossil-fuel/
David and Ina Steiner were terrorized for weeks in the summer of 2019 by a team of employees from Internet giant eBay. Here is their account of the events, which have led to criminal charges and a civil lawsuit.
— Read on www.bostonglobe.com/2021/07/31/business/it-has-be-known-what-was-done-us-natick-couple-harassed-by-ebay-tell-their-story-first-time/
Two political-action committees with missions to support veterans and law enforcement, who share the same treasurer, are spending all of their money on administrative fees.
— Read on www.forbes.com/sites/zacheverson/2021/07/29/scam-pacs-two-groups-claim-to-support-vets-and-cops-while-blowing-all-their-money-on-administrative-fees/
Spending is up. The world has been fighting a war against Covid, and in wartime the power of the state always increases, says Larry Elliott, the Guardian’s economic editor
— Read on www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jul/30/pandemic-new-variant-of-capitalism-spending-covid-state
SEATTLE (AP) — Three schoolteachers in Washington state who sued chemical company Monsanto over exposure to materials in fluorescent lights have been awarded $185 million. The law firm that represented the teachers, Friedman Rubin, said a jury returned the verdict Tuesday in King County Superior Court.
— Read on apnews.com/article/business-health-1743c2dd917971ef721c7c07cf2bad16
The parent company of scandal-plagued Commonwealth Edison filed plans with federal regulators to shut down two nuclear power plants for which it is seeking state subsidies that have been caught up in stalled energy negotiations in Springfield.
— Read on www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-nuclear-power-plants-exelon-comed-20210729-gjh44yt4gjdbrkcpz4hsg255ra-story.html
Commissioners in Shiawassee County, Michigan, paid themselves as much as $25,000 in bonuses. One commissioner said she “earned it.”
— Read on www.huffpost.com/entry/shiawassee-county-commissioners-covid-bonuses_n_60fffa5fe4b0d017f838c1d4