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  • Panetta Credits Trent Lott With Advancing Push for LOST Ratification

    Scribe first reported that former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MI) is now lobbying for corporate and environmental interests on behalf of the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea, also known as the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). His lobbying efforts stand in stark contrast to his … More

    Interior Looks to Expand Permits for Killing Bald Eagles to Accommodate Wind Energy

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a division of the Interior Department, is considering loosening regulations on the killing of bald eagles, the national bird of the United States, to accommodate the development of wind energy sources. A draft regulation first filed in April would allow businesses to apply for 30-year … More

    Legacy Lawsuit Strategy: Blame Natural Damages on Oil Companies

    Lawsuits against oil and gas companies in Louisiana have taken a toll on the industry and the state’s economy generally. But documents obtained by Scribe suggest plaintiffs’ attorneys in the lawsuits seek out litigation even when they know their claims are baseless. A presentation (embedded below) given by a major energy … More

    Human Rights Activists: Obama Must Stand With Chen Gaungcheng

    A top activist for human rights in China warned on Thursday that if the United States wants to maintain its image as a global human rights leader, dissident Chen Gaungcheng and his family must join Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when she returns from China this week. Chen has become … More

    The Human Consequences of EPA's War on Coal

    There are very real consequences to the Environmental Protection Agency’s continued efforts to undermine America’s coal industry. Those consequences were recently spotlighted in an industry-produced video, embedded above. Maria Tworek owns a sports bar in Omaha, Nebraska. “Our energy bills are sky-high,” Tworek explains. The bar has to keep its … More

    Public Comments Overwhelmingly Oppose HHS Anti-Conscience Mandate

    The federal website Regulations.gov released the first round of public comments on the administration’s proposed anti-conscience mandate on Wednesday. The comments were overwhelmingly opposed to the measure: out of 211 comments submitted, only six, less than 3%, offered support for the mandate. The mandate would require all organizations that offer … More

    Occupy Wall Street: A Post-Mortem?

    As “Occupy” protesters engage in their “general strike” on Tuesday, it’s worth considering whether the movement that began last fall has retained its character, or whether it has transformed into something wholly different from the group of rag-tag protesters that spawned it. In an effort to address these and other … More

    Former Senator Trent Lott Lobbies for U.N. Treaty He Vehemently Opposed

    Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott is lobbying for the Senate to ratify a treaty that would undermine American sovereignty and damage the country economically – incidentally, characterizations that Lott himself has advanced. During his time in the Senate, Lott vehemently opposed the U.N. Convention on the Law of … More

    After Massive Losses, Stimulus-Backed Company Asks for More Taxpayer Cash

    A financially troubled green energy company has seen its stock prices plummet to below a dollar per share (UPDATE: see below) since receiving a nearly $250 million federal grant in 2009. The company lost $257.7 million last year. Two of its clients make up half of its business, and one is … More

    Video of EPA Official's 'Crucify' Remarks, Removed by Environmental Activist, Reappears Online

    Explosive video of a top official at the Environmental Protection Agency comparing his enforcement philosophy against oil and gas companies to Roman crucifixions was removed on Thursday by the environmental activist who had uploaded it. “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by David McFatridge,” reads … More