Valeri Vasquez is a Special Assistant for Energy Policy at the Center for American Progress, where she works with CAP's clean energy and climate advocacy campaign.
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
American Electric Power’s Dirty Trick
On June 9, American Electric Power , a major utility company that owns plants from Texas to Virginia, announced that it plans to close 21 coal-fired electricity units rather than invest in reducing their toxic air pollution to comply with the forthcoming Environmental Protection Agency reduction requirements . In reality, AEP is threatening to shut down these plants to stoke congressional and public opposition to EPA’s efforts to reduce toxic air pollution.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Exxon Mobil Dodges the Tax Man
Exxon Mobil Corp.'s robust balance sheets have become a poster child for what The New York Times dubs the “ paradox of the United States tax code.”