Steve Horn

Bills Criminalizing Pipeline Protest Arise in Statehouses Nationwide

Bills Criminalizing Pipeline Protest Arise in Statehouses Nationwide

February 22, 2019

Oil and gas industry-backed law, on books as model legislation for corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, moving through several states in early 2019

Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis, Ind.; Photo Credit: Steve Horn

Indiana Republican-Dominated Senate, House Consider Solar Bills

February 12, 2019

In a state better known for production of Mike Pence and coal mining, bills promoting solar energy under consideration

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal is Here

February 7, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey introduced a nonbinding resolution to rapidly decarbonize the economy and create millions of jobs

Senate Energy Democrats Hire Former Industry Lobbyist to Lead Staff

Senate Energy Democrats Hire Former Industry Lobbyist to Lead Staff

January 24, 2019

As House Democrats grapple with demands for a Green New Deal, Senate Energy Committee Democrats hired former fracking lobbyist Sarah Venuto Perez

Petroleum Executives Visit Trump, Increasing Offshore Oil Drilling

March 19, 2018

The American Petroleum Industry (API) and the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) held meetings at the Trump Hotel in DC. At the same time, these associations are also lobbying the Trump administration for an expansion of offshore oil exploration

A New ‘Cancer Alley’ for Appalachia

February 19, 2018

The Trump administration, the Chinese government, and major petrochemical companies are moving forward with a new multibillion-dollar petrochemical hub in Appalachia. The project raises health and environmental concerns, and suffers from serious conflict of interest problems, journalist Steve Horn reports

Congress and Oil Industry Collude to Charge Anti-Pipeline Activists With Terrorism

November 14, 2017

The American Petroleum Institute has crafted a letter, signed by 84 members of Congress, suggesting that anti-pipeline activists should be charged with domestic terrorism. DeSmog Blog’s Steve Horn says it’s just one of many instances of a government-industry alliance against green activists

Trump Picks Infamous Climate Change Denier for Top Environmental Job

October 30, 2017

Investigative Journalist Steve Horn discusses President Trump’s pick to head up the powerful White House Council: former Texas Commissioner on Environmental Quality, Kathleen Hartnett White, who has links to ExxonMobil, the Koch Brothers, and Big Coal

Trump Expands Oil Drilling But Obama Paved the Way

October 29, 2017

Investigative Journalist Steve Horn, of DeSmogBlog, discusses how a new hire at Interior Department, Todd Wynn, is right from the ranks of pro-fossil fuel, climate change denying, lobby group ALEC, which is funded by the oil billionaire Koch Brothers

Trump’s Corporate-Funded Climate Study Gets It Wrong

June 13, 2017

Trump claims that U.S. compliance with the Paris Agreement would cost “a vast fortune” and eliminate millions of American jobs-but his data is skewed, says Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog