Coal http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/6116/all en Earth Science vs. Political Science http://mrc.org/cartoons/earth-science-vs-political-science <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2587" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/Foden20141212-EPA%20Coal%281%29.jpg?1418656233" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 10, 2014 - 10:12am</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Business Energy Politics Coal Employment energy EPA fossil fuels industry Regulations unemployment Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:10:34 +0000 julia.seymour 47863 at http://mrc.org NBC’s Anne Thompson Gushes Over U.S.-China Climate Deal; Frets GOP ‘Already Setting Up Roadblocks’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-anne-thompson-gushes-over-us-china-climate-deal-frets-gop-already-setting-roadblocks <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>During Wednesday’s&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>, NBC’s chief environmental affairs correspondent Anne Thompson enthusiastically promoted the global warming agreement between the United States and China that was announced earlier in the day, but fretted that Republicans were&nbsp;<strong>“already putting up roadblocks if congressional action is needed.”</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-anne-thompson-gushes-over-us-china-climate-deal-frets-gop-already-setting-roadblocks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anne Thompson Brian Williams China Climate Change Coal Conservatives and Republicans Global Warming greenhouse gases Mitch McConnell NBC News NBC Nightly News Thu, 13 Nov 2014 03:47:54 +0000 curtis.houck 47623 at http://mrc.org Steyer's Carbon Footprint http://mrc.org/cartoons/steyers-carbon-footprint <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2435" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/BMI-Tom%20Steyer.jpg?1414611526" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 29, 2014 - 3:33pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Business Energy Environment billionaire Coal Environmentalism green green energy Hypocrisy Tom Steyer Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:38:46 +0000 julia.seymour 47482 at http://mrc.org Media Disguise Liberal Billionaire Steyer As ‘Climate Change Crusader’ http://mrc.org/articles/media-disguise-liberal-billionaire-steyer-climate-change-crusader <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Behind ‘green hero’ mask is a rent-seeking crony capitalist. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Networks Cover Koch Funding 22 Times More Than Steyer:</strong> Print outlets admitted Steyer was a major player in Democratic funding circles and has been since the 2006 election. But that wasn’t enough to earn Steyer network coverage. Meanwhile, Charles and David Koch were demonized by the networks as “elite” billionaires who supported “very, very conservative causes.”</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Research Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-disguise-liberal-billionaire-steyer-climate-change-crusader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Climate Change Energy Environment Government Media Politics Barack Obama business campaign funding climate alarmism Climate Change Coal crony capitalism energy business Environmentalism fossil fuels green energy green hero green lobbying hedge funds Hypocrisy liberal billionaires liberal donors NextGen Climate PAC political influence profit Tom Steyer Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:11:11 +0000 julia.seymour 47477 at http://mrc.org ‘End Coal’ Billionaire Steyer Made Money Off Coal in June 2014 http://mrc.org/articles/end-coal-billionaire-steyer-made-money-coal-june-2014 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Media ignore double standard, hold him up as antidote to Koch brothers. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>“Green billionaire” Tom Steyer has gone “clean.” He’s apparently kicked his coal habit – for all of <a href="https://nextgenclimate.org/accountability/charting-a-different-course/">15 days</a>. Up until June 30, 2014, Steyer was still making money off of fossil fuel investments through Farallon Capital Management (which he founded).</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Research Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/end-coal-billionaire-steyer-made-money-coal-june-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Charles and David Koch Coal environment Farallon Capital Tom Steyer Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:15:51 +0000 mike.ciandella 46697 at http://mrc.org 85 Percent of Network Coverage of EPA Regulations Ignore Economic Impact http://mrc.org/articles/85-percent-network-coverage-epa-regulations-ignore-economic-impact <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, CBS and NBC praise ‘ground-breaking’ regulations for combating climate change. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>New EPA coal regulations could kill half a million jobs and cost more than $1 trillion. Rather than focusing on these enormous consequences, ABC, CBS and NBC spent 85 percent of their time ignoring the economic impact. The networks instead touted the proposals as an "ambitious” plan to combat “Earth-warming pollution.”</p> <p>On June 2, the EPA unveiled regulations that require states to cut carbon emissions 30 percent by 2030. The announcement resulted in swift opposition from conservatives and coal advocates. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/85-percent-network-coverage-epa-regulations-ignore-economic-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Coal EPA Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:14:13 +0000 mike.ciandella 46432 at http://mrc.org ABC Revives Soros-Funded Attacks on Johns Hopkins and Coal Companies http://mrc.org/articles/abc-revives-soros-funded-attacks-johns-hopkins-and-coal-companies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘World News’ brought back a 2013 report alleging a conspiracy between coal companies and respected medical experts. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Building on a long week of anti-coal attacks <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/sean-long/2014/06/03/major-newspaper-editorials-ignore-or-praise-epa-controls-90-percent-time">by the media</a> and the <a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/greenhouse-gas-emissions-limits-likely-to-drive-up-electricity-prices-1401715727">Environmental Protection Agency</a>, ABC’s June 5 “World News” revived another attack on the coal industry.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/abc-revives-soros-funded-attacks-johns-hopkins-and-coal-companies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Coal EPA Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:01:25 +0000 mike.ciandella 46415 at http://mrc.org Environmentalists Seek $50B to 'Buy Up and Shut Down' All U.S. Coal Forever http://mrc.org/articles/environmentalists-seek-50b-buy-and-shut-down-all-us-coal-forever <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberal activists want to raise $50 billion to end coal industry once and for all. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Coal opponents have sought the end of the industry for years, especially through increased regulation. But two environmental activists are proposing a far different solution: buy it out and shut it down.</p><p>Eco-lefties&nbsp;<a href="http://felixkramer.com/">Felix Kramer</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://natlogic.com/about-us/gil-friend/">Gil Friend</a>&nbsp;concocted a scheme to "shut down all the private and public coal companies in the US," all for $50 billion.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/environmentalists-seek-50b-buy-and-shut-down-all-us-coal-forever" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Coal environmental Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:34:27 +0000 mike.ciandella 45749 at http://mrc.org The New Coal Country http://mrc.org/cartoons/new-coal-country <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2636" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/BMI-Coal%20Country.jpg?1372278191" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 26, 2013 - 4:22pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Business Energy Environment Government canary in the coal mine Coal EPA industry jobs mining obama Regulation Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:23:12 +0000 julia.seymour 43899 at http://mrc.org Opposition Barely Mentioned Night of Obama’s Global Warming Speech http://mrc.org/articles/opposition-barely-mentioned-night-obamas-global-warming-speech <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President announces ‘sweeping’ plan that would punish power plants, but hardly a hint of criticism on networks. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">In a speech June 25, President Barack Obama called for the Environmental Protection Agency to put limits for carbon dioxide emissions on power plants, higher fuel efficiency standards, more taxpayer-backed loans for renewable energy companies</p><p dir="ltr">His remarks came on “one of the hottest days of the year,” according to ABC anchor Diane Sawyer. Nevermind that summer just began, so one would hope it would be one of the hottest days of the year. The brief mention of Obama’s plans was followed up with an “extreme weather” story.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/opposition-barely-mentioned-night-obamas-global-warming-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Energy Environment Government Media abc Barack Obama Carbon Dioxide cbs climate Climate Change Coal coal industry energy Global Warming NBC Pollution power plants Regulation Speech Wed, 26 Jun 2013 17:46:36 +0000 julia.seymour 43896 at http://mrc.org Despite Obama’s Willingness to ‘Bankrupt’ Coal, Broadcast Networks Continue to Ignore Story http://mrc.org/articles/despite-obamas-willingness-bankrupt-coal-broadcast-networks-continue-ignore-story <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In contrast, NY Times and WaPo report Obama’s unpopularity in ‘coal country,’ and expose industry ‘under siege.’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/taylor-hughes-honorable-leon-weil-scholar">Taylor Hughes, The Honorable Leon Weil Scholar</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>President Barack Obama may have gotten the U.S. out of the war in Iraq, but at home he’s declared war on an entire industry, one that the whole country depends on. But unlike most wars, this one hasn’t gotten much coverage on the broadcast news networks.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/despite-obamas-willingness-bankrupt-coal-broadcast-networks-continue-ignore-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Energy Government Media bankrupt Barack Obama Coal coal country coal mining electricity EPA fossil fuel fuel industry Pollution Regulation Mon, 11 Jun 2012 18:15:56 +0000 julia.seymour 40363 at http://mrc.org Environmental Persecution Agency http://mrc.org/cartoons/environmental-persecution-agency <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2774" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/BMI-EPA-Coal.jpg?1333476765" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 3, 2012 - 2:11pm</span> </div> </div> </div> Business Energy Environment Government Coal energy environment EPA Regulation Tue, 03 Apr 2012 18:12:29 +0000 julia.seymour 39733 at http://mrc.org Obama's Energy Plan http://mrc.org/cartoons/obamas-energy-plan <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2591" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/BMI7-PondScum.jpg?1330554175" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 29, 2012 - 5:21pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Energy algae Coal energy policy natural gas obama oil Wed, 29 Feb 2012 22:22:57 +0000 julia.seymour 39292 at http://mrc.org Electric http://mrc.org/cartoons/electric <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2615" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Foden20120206-Lectric.jpg?1328814814" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 9, 2012 - 2:13pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Energy Environment Automobiles Coal electric car liberal hypocrisy oil Thu, 09 Feb 2012 19:13:36 +0000 julia.seymour 39083 at http://mrc.org Obama to Call for Increased Domestic Oil and Gas, says Journal http://mrc.org/articles/obama-call-increased-domestic-oil-and-gas-says-journal <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>According to the Jan. 24, Wall Street Journal, President Barack Obama will focus part of his State of the Union address on energy security and the <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204624204577179352032306864.html?mod=WSJ_hp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsSecond">"benefits of increased U.S. oil and gas production." </a><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/obama-call-increased-domestic-oil-and-gas-says-journal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business administration american billion broadcast Coal companies cost deep drilling energy fears industry institute jan jobs keystone obama oil outlets president promoted recently release thousands years Wed, 25 Jan 2012 01:11:00 +0000 38726 at http://mrc.org