corporate welfare

How do we get rid of glyphosate when our government hids the science?

“This cocaine quid pro quo—eradication at all costs or risk losing humanitarian and military aid—has led directly to Bogotá’s decision to resume aerial spraying with glyphosate. Colombia had curtailed the practice back in 2015 due to health risks, including cancer. “ Trump Tells Colombia: Spray Coca Fields With Alleged Carcinogen—or Else If the U.S. president …

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Amazon, Chevron, and Starbucks Among 91 Fortune 500 Corporations That Paid $0 in Federal Income Taxes in 2018: Report

Got social equity? “More than 90 large, profitable corporations on the Fortune 500 list effectively did not pay a penny in federal income taxes in 2018, according to a new report published Monday by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.” Amazon, Chevron, and Starbucks Among 91 Fortune 500 Corporations That Paid $0 in Federal …

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Food & Water Action Alert: Proposed “wildfire fund” is a reckless bailout

“In reality, this bill will cap shareholder liability from wildfires, while leaving ratepayers on the hook for unlimited costs from future wildfire damage. Furthermore, the legislation reduces public oversight and accountability for utility behavior related to wildfire prevention and compensation.” Proposed “wildfire fund” is a reckless bailout The California legislature is fast-tracking a reckless multibillion-dollar bailout for corporate utility …

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Corporate Welfare: The World Blows Over $5 Trillion a Year on Oil and Gas …

“The world subsidized its own demise to the tune of $5.2 trillion in 2017. Using 2015 data, the report also breaks down subsidies by individual countries. The biggest subsidizer by far is China, which committed $1.4 trillion to subsidizing fossil fuels. The U.S. wasted $649 billion, the equivalent of using $2,028 per person to set the …

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Swamp Monsters Crash Hearing as Senators Consider Oil Lobbyist Bernhardt For Interior Dept.

Brilliant: “Swamp monsters” crashed a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on Thursday about David Bernhardt, the former fossil fuel lobbyist President Donald Trump nominated to lead the U.S. Department of the Interior. “as a lobbyist, Bernhardt’s client roster reads like a who’s who of the worst corporate polluters in the United States, from Taylor …

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Bailout Money Intended for Hog Farmers Ends Up in Corporate Coffers

SWAMP WATCH: Corporate Welfare “We at the Buffalo River Watershed Alliance find it ironic, and saddening, that bailout money intended to help American farmers is instead going to JBS, a multinational meatpacker based in Brazil,” said Gordon Watkins, president of the alliance. “…The pork gets shipped away, Brazil gets the money and the Buffalo gets …

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