Environmental Politics

California Weekly Newspaper Scores by Unraveling Green Claims from Corporate and Enviro Groups

Bill Dawson gets the inside story from the Monterey County Weekly's assistant editor Kera Abraham (pictured at left) and her award-winning stories involving clashing shades of green.

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"Gov’t Official’s Associates Got Big Contracts After the BP Oil Spill"

The president of Louisiana's St. Bernard Parish lambasted as untrue a ProPublica report that local officials -- nicknamed "spillionaires" -- had cashed in by manipulating cleanup contracts after the BP oil spill. New documents, however, support ProPublica's investigative findings, and raise questions about whether the official testified truthfully under oath before Rep. Darrell Issa's (R-CA) House Oversight Committee.

Source: ProPublica, 07/19/2011


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