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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Thursday, July 30, 2020
Wheeler Weakens EPA Coal Ash Rules For Former Client
Today, the EPA finalized a rule that would extend the closure initiation deadlines of unlined coal ash ponds. The rule comes following requests from the Utility Solid Waste Activities Group (USWAG), an industry coalition that includes Xcel Energy, a former client of EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler...
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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Big Oil Going Bankrupt, Laying Off Workforce Despite Billions In Taxpayer-Backed Bailouts
Even after Big Oil and the favored fossil fuel industry soaked up upwards of $8.6 billion in taxpayer-backed bailouts and environmental regulatory enforcement breaks from the Trump administration, the sector continues to shed workers and experience bankruptcies at an unprecedented rate despite...
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Trump Guts Bedrock Environmental Law
Today, after President Trump announced final changes gutting the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Accountable.US spokesman Chris Saeger released the following statement: “Instead of focusing all its attention on addressing the pandemic and keeping Americans safe, this administration is...
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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Big Oil Cashes In While Renewable Energy Given Paltry Support
Today, after reporting last week in The Guardian revealed that some 5,600 Big Oil and fossil fuel industry companies had reeled in between $3 and $6.7 billion in Payroll Protection Program (PPP) monies meant for small businesses, Accountable.US found that only 239 wind and solar companies received...
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Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Companies That Received Millions In Taxpayer-Funded Bailouts Have Extensive Federal Violations
A newly released investigation by The Guardian finds that a number of energy companies that took Payroll Protection Program (PPP) funds have been fined millions more for environmental and workplace safety violations. "The Trump administration should prioritize relief to small businesses and the...
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Friday, June 26, 2020
Senate Should Reject Pendley
Today, in response to news that President Trump is planning to nominate William Perry Pendley to be the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) director, a Senate-confirmable position, Accountable.US issued the following statement on behalf of its spokesperson, Chris Saeger: "William Pendley is uniquely...
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Monday, June 22, 2020
Bermuda-Based Big Oil Corporation’s Taxpayer Bailout Exemplifies Trump Administration’s Fear Of Transparency
Today, government watchdog Accountable.US is releasing new information on Bermuda-based TransAtlantic Petroleum after the corporation’s SEC filings revealed that they had been awarded a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) bailout despite selling all its U.S. assets in 2007 and relocating to Bermuda...
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