Accountable.US

Accountable.US is exposing corruption across all levels of government and holding our policymakers accountable. We are a nonpartisan watchdog group that is uncompromising in our search for the truth. And we are committed to making sure public officials are advancing policies in the public interest, across a wide range of issues.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021
API Sued (Again) for Deceiving Public About Climate Change
The American Petroleum Institute (API) has been sued again for allegedly deceiving the public about the harms of burning fossil fuels. Anne Arundel County in Maryland filed suit against the trade group and several oil/gas corporations to recover the costs associated with addressing sea-level rise—a...
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Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Energy Hearing Witnesses Used Schools in Ploy to Push Big Oil Agenda
Today, the Senate Energy Committee held a hearing on the Department of Interior’s onshore leasing program. Three of the witnesses who testified used their time to parrot American Petroleum Institute (API) talking points and spread false rhetoric that the Biden administration’s temporary pause on...
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Friday, March 26, 2021
Don’t Trust API to Address the Climate Crisis
Today, in response to news that the American Petroleum Institute (API) has reversed its previous position and now supports putting a price on carbon emissions, Accountable.US released the following statement: “For decades, the American Petroleum Institute has undermined climate science and fought...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, March 09, 2021
API Said Oil Co.’s Didn’t Need Bailouts–They Took $1.2 Billion Anyway
New research from government watchdog Accountable.US finds that American Petroleum Institute (API) members raked in more than $1.2 billion of taxpayer money throughout the pandemic – after the Big Oil trade group boasted its members didn’t need bailouts. While API was busy telling any news outlet...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, March 03, 2021
Don’t Buy API’s Reversal on Carbon Pricing—Big Oil Stands in the Way of Bold Climate Action
In response to the Biden-Harris administration’s promises of bold action to address the existential threat of climate change, the American Petroleum Institute (API) is reportedly preparing to announce its support for a tax on carbon emissions. The far more conservative and timid approach to...
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Tuesday, March 02, 2021
Exports Undermine Big Oil Lobbyists' "Energy Independence" Rhetoric
New research from Accountable.US finds that 28% of all crude oil produced in the United States as of November last year was exported — a new high since Congress lifted the ban on oil exports in late 2015. This new data debunks misinformation advanced by the oil and gas industry and the American...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Big Oil’s Texas Deep Freeze Misinformation Two Step
As Texans and others in the south battle through more brutely cold temperatures during rolling electrical blackouts, new research by Accountable.US shows how Big Oil is fueling the political mouthpieces who are taking the opportunity to misinform the public about renewable energy and climate change...
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Newswire article
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Campaign Against Corporate Complicity Cautions Previous Lobbying Firm and Clients of Former Interior Secretary David Bernhardt
Today, government watchdogs Accountable.US and American Oversight called on former Interior Secretary David Bernhardt's previous lobbying firm — and its clients — to carefully scrutinize Bernhardt's time in the Trump administration if he seeks to return to his lobbying career. The groups sent the...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Senate Republicans Choose Special Interests Over American People with Plans to Obstruct Becerra’s Confirmation Amid Global Pandemic
Today, Accountable Senate War Room reacted to a new report from the Los Angeles Times that highlighted the dangerous games Republican senators are playing to try to obstruct the critically-needed confirmation of Xavier Becerra, President Biden’s pick for Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary...
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Newswire article
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Surprise: Oil and Gas Front-Group Pushes Industry Biased Study
Politico reports that an industry-funded front-group fueled a public relations campaign of a questionable oil and gas study . The watchdog group Documented uncovered that the trade association Western Energy Alliance paid to promote the study and planned future promotions of it at a later date. “...
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