The administration continues a trend over many years under both Republican and Democratic presidents, Jake Johnson reports.
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US Utility Giants Reap Huge Profits as Households Struggle
Companies pocketed $14 billion in the first nine months of 2022 while roughly 20 million households are behind on payments amid warnings of widespread shutoffs, a watchdog group finds.
Workers Furious Over Biden Move to Preempt Rail Strike
The White House’s intervention answers the call of rail giants and corporate lobbying groups who’ve been pushing for congressional action as rail companies refuse to drop their opposition to workers’ basic sick leave demands.
COP27: Klein Calls for Boycott of COP28
The author’s salvo follows a gathering at which activists were harassed, surveilled and sidelined by Egypt’s authoritarian government as lobbyists from Exxon, Chevron and other fossil fuel giants swarmed the venue.
COP27: Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Swarm Climate Talks
An analysis of the U.N.’s provisional attendance list shows that 636 fossil fuel lobbyists have been registered at the talks, up 25 percent from last year’s COP26 conference in Glasgow.
Censorship Wave in US Education
PEN America notes that while fewer gag order measures have become law this year compared to 2021, this year’s spike in bills has included proposals that are far more punitive.
Veterans Arrested Protesting US Military’s Climate Role
The demonstration came weeks after the U.S. House passed legislation authorizing $839 billion in military spending for the upcoming fiscal year, rejecting amendments that would have modestly cut Pentagon funding.
Fine Print in US Congress Climate Deal
Climate Power’s analysis of fossil-fuel lobbying and the Schumer-Manchin deal arrives as fossil fuel companies begin reporting a surge in profits for the second quarter of 2022.
Biden’s Nominee for Social Security Board
The advocacy group Social Security Works is urging the Senate to block Andrew Biggs’ appointment by highlighting his role in the George W. Bush administration’s failed attempt to privatize the New Deal program in 2005.
Slippery Slope: New U.S. Advanced Weapons for Ukraine
The U.S.-made High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, also known as HIMARS, will give Ukraine the capability to strike Russian targets roughly 50 miles away with powerful, satellite-guided missiles.