June 30, 2014

For-Profit College Group APSCU Has Consistently Harbored Fraudulent Schools

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I mailed this letter today to Mr. Arthur E. Benjamin, Vice Chair, American Institutes Holdings LLC; Mr. Donald E. Graham, Chairman and CEO, Graham Holdings Company; and Mr. Steve Gunderson, President and CEO, Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities. Dear Mr. Benjamin, Mr. Graham, and Mr. Gunderson: I am writing regarding the career college sector
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June 30, 2014

LNG Exports and Agency Capture: Regulators and Industry Swap Spots

Paula Gant previously worked for the American Gas Association and Christopher Smith previously worked for Chevron's liquified natural gas trading unit. Now, both work for the Department of Energy's unit overseeing LNG applications.

Expanded natural gas exports have wide repercussions, ranging from increased costs to American consumers to greater incentives for drilling companies to use controversial fracking methods for extracting their product. As numerous reports have shown, the gas boom means more methane, a greenhouse gas that is exacerbating our climate crisis, in the atmosphere. But the discussion
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June 26, 2014

U.S. Gas Exports Flow Through DC Lobbying’s Revolving Door

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Even as President Obama pursues an aggressive new public effort to fight global warming by regulating U.S. power plants, his administration is quietly advancing an energy policy — exporting America’s liquid natural gas (LNG) — that may well raise the volume of climate-increasing greenhouse gases even more than emphasizing coal, while at the same time polluting U.S.
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June 26, 2014

Responding to ‘Risky Business’ Report, CNBC Seeks Op-Ed on ‘Global Warming Being a Hoax’

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How badly does cable news network CNBC want to deny the existence of global warming? For a network with an embarrassing history of fudging the science around climate change, one CNBC booker apears to have made a big mistake. Responding to the groundbreaking report “Risky Business,” a bipartisan project that compiled the many ways global
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June 26, 2014

Natural Gas Industry Hires Family Members of Leading Politicians

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In May of last year, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, now considered the favorite to win West Virginia’s open Senate seat, stood on a small platform in Charleston, behind a row of tiny trophies in the shape of drilling rigs. She was there to congratulate the Energy Corporation of America, a major gas exploration and distribution
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June 23, 2014

Jeb Bush Denounces Obama Rule To Hold For-Profit Colleges Accountable for Burying Students in Debt

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R) last week denounced President Obama’s proposed “gainful employment” rule, which is aimed at holding accountable those career education programs that take taxpayer dollars but consistently leave their students with overwhelming debt.  According to a post on Twitter by the trade association of for-profit colleges, APSCU, Bush on Wednesday told that
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June 20, 2014

For-Profit Corinthian Colleges On the Brink: Who’s Responsible?

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Corinthian Colleges, a for-profit company that operates career training schools, is in deep trouble. Last week, the U.S. Department of Education, which has been providing Corinthian with about $1.4 billion dollars annually in student grants and loans, sent Corinthian a letter saying the company had failed to provide the Department with requested information about its operations and
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June 18, 2014

Steve Scalise’s Network of Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Stand To Gain

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Eric Cantor’s surprise defeat in the Republican primary, and subsequent decision to step down as Majority Leader, has set off a scramble within his party. Current Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is widely perceived as the next majority leader, while Reps. Peter Roskam (R-IL), Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) and Steve Scalise (R-LA) are rounding up votes
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