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John Dale Dunn

John Dale Dunn

 Credentials

  • J.D., Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska (1979).
  • M.D., Creighton University (1971).
  • B.S., biology, Creighton University (1967).

Source: [1]

 Background

John Dale Dunn is a practicing physician and has worked as a civilian emergency medicine faculty physician at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood Texas since 2003.

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Walter Cunningham

(Ronnie) Walter Cunningham

 Credentials

  • Doctorate (Incomplete), Physics, Institute of Geophysics And Planetary Sciences.
  • M.S., Institute of Geophysics And Planetary Sciences (1961).
  • B.S., Physics, University of California at Los Angeles. (1960).

Source: [1]

Craig Loehle

Craig Loehle

 Credentials

  • Ph.D., Range Management (mathematical ecology), Colorado State University.
  • M.S., Forest Management, University of Washington.
  • B.S., Forest Science, University of Georgia.

Source: [1]

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Vaclav Klaus

Vaclav Klaus

 Credentials

Vaclav Klaus majored in Foreign Trade Economics at the University of Economics in Prague. He was awarded a PhD in Economics at the Institute of Economics of the Czech Academy of Sciences in 1968. [1]

 Background

Vaclav Klaus was the second President of the Czech Republic (2003-2013) and a former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic (1992–1997).

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Steven F. Hayward

Steven F. Hayward

 Credentials

  • Ph.D., American studies; M.A., government, Claremont Graduate School
  • B.S., Business and Administrative Studies, Lewis and Clark College

Source: [1]

 Background

Steven F. Hayward is a conservative writer and journalist covering issues including environmentalism, law, economics, and public policy. He is a regular blogger at Power Line.

Tue, 2012-04-24 15:52Steve Horn
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ALEC Launches Assault on Renewable Energy Industry

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), as covered previously by DeSmogBlog, is the “Trojan Horse” behind mandating that climate change denial (“skepticism,” or “balance,” in its words) be taught in K-12 classrooms.

Well, ALEC is at it again, it appears. Facing an IRS complaint filed by Common Cause, one of the leading advocacy groups working to expose the corporate-funded bill mill, ALEC has also launched an assault on renewable energy legislation, according to a well-documented report written by Bloomberg News.

The two developments are worth unpacking.

Common Cause IRS Complaint

The Washington Post reported that on April 23, Common Cause “had filed an IRS complaint accusing ALEC of masquerading as a public charity…while doing widespread lobbying.” 

ALEC is trying to brush aside this complaint, but Common Cause presents a compelling case.

It tells the IRS in its tax returns that it does no lobbying, yet it exists to pass profit-driven legislation in statehouses all over the country that benefits its corporate members,” said Bob Edgar, president of Common Cause, in a statement. “ALEC is not entitled to abuse its charitable tax status to lobby for private corporate interests, and stick the bill to the American taxpayer.”

Common Cause wants the IRS to complete a no-holds-barred audit of ALEC’s work and to examine whether it violated IRS laws. 

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