Investigative Reporting Workshop: Climate pledge strategy continues to grow

July 1, 2013

A quarter of senators and more than one-third of representatives have signed a little-known pledge — backed by the Kochs — not to spend any money to fight climate change without an equivalent amount of tax cuts.

They are among 411 current office-holders and politicians, including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Virginia Attorney General and gube Read More...

Elkhart Truth: Who’s inked the AFP anti-tax pledge? Not Rep. Walorski

March 22, 2013

So who among Indiana’s politicians is pledging what, to whom?

I got a press release from Americans for Prosperity Indiana yesterday touting U.S. Rep. Luke Messer, R-6th District, for signing the group’s No Climate Tax pledge. AFP is the conservative anti-tax group founded with support of the conservative Koch brothers. The pledge Read More...

Salon: House GOP Leadership pledged to oppose “climate tax”

November 15, 2012

The entire GOP leadership has signed a pledge to “oppose any legislation relating to climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue.”

The Tea Party group Americans for Prosperity, which is backed by the Koch brothers, sent out a press release Thursday marking the election of House GOP leadership with a reminder that they had all signed.

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The Hill: House GOP leaders pledge to oppose climate change ‘tax’

November 15, 2012

The entire House GOP leadership team has registered its opposition to climate legislation that raises revenue, underscoring the long odds that taxing carbon emissions has in negotiations on the fiscal cliff.

The Tea Party group Americans for Prosperity greeted Wednesday’s election of the House GOP leadership team by pointing out that the lawmakers are among the signers of the group’s “no climate tax” pledge.

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Once Again, Entire House GOP Leadership Team is Signatory to No Climate Tax Pledge

November 15, 2012

Entire House GOP Leadership Team is Signatory to No Climate Tax Pledge

 Refuses to use climate change as a guise to grow government

Arlington, VA —The free market grassroots group Americans for Prosperity (AFP) today noted that following House GOP Conference organizing elections for the 113th Congress the entire leadership team has signed the No Climate Tax pledg Read More...

Troy Messenger: U.S. Rep. Martha Roby on Pledge and Strong on Energy Reform

August 18, 2011

Part of a story in the Troy Messenger:

[Rep.] Roby’s Congressional record shows that she voted “yes” on opening the Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling, which makes available for leasing, in the 2012-2017 five-year oil and gas leasing program, Outer Continental Shelf areas that are estimated to contain more than 2.5 billion Read More...

Tucson Citizen: Chuck Gray Opposes Climate Tax

July 7, 2011

Queen Creek, AZ: Chuck Gray has signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax Pledge” because he agrees that phony science should not be used as an excuse to raise taxes.

Gray stated, “Increased taxes, regulations, and mandates are rapidly becoming a threat to the economic survival of our nation. Many of these federal power grabs are being justified by the false claim of man-made global warming. This must stop. It is time to re Read More...

George LeMieux: Last week, I signed…

May 9, 2011

Florida U.S. Senate candidate George LeMieux on his Facebook page:

Last week, I signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” Pledge. American families cannot afford a massive new energy tax. Click ‘like’ if you agree. Read More...

ThinkProgress Remains Willfully Ignorant about No Climate Tax Pledge

March 2, 2011

For some odd reason the Center for American Progress’s ThinkProgress blog remains unable to grasp the simple concept behind the No Climate Tax pledge. It has nothing to do with science; it has nothing to do with supporting clean energy; the pledge is about the size of government.

In a recent wild rant, ThinkProgress conspiracy blogger Lee Fang writes:

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Richmond Times-Dispatch: Allen Signs Pledge

February 25, 2011

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U.S. Senate candidate George Allen has pledged to “oppose legislation relating to climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue.”

Allen, seeking to recapture his former Senate seat after losing it to Jim Webb in 2006, has joined the list of more than 500 lawmakers and candidate Read More...

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