lobbying http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/13208/all en Fracking Opponents May Have Run Afoul of Lobbying Rules http://www.mrc.org/articles/fracking-opponents-may-have-run-afoul-lobbying-rules <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Artists Against Fracking fail to register as lobbying group with state of New York, could face fines. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">The celebrity anti-hydraulic fracturing group, Artists Against Fracking, may be in legal trouble, according to Associated Press. The group has so far failed to register with the State of New York, despite laws requiring lobbyists groups spending over $5,000 to register. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/fracking-opponents-may-have-run-afoul-lobbying-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Energy Environment Politics actors actresses artists against fracking drilling energy Environmentalism Fracking hollywood hydraulic fracturing lobbying lobbying regulation lobbying rules New York State oil and gas sean lennon shale gas shale oil state of New york yoko ono Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:17:42 +0000 julia.seymour 42946 at http://www.mrc.org Dear WaPo: Why Does Lobbying Come as a Shock? http://www.mrc.org/correcting-record/dear-wapo-why-does-lobbying-come-shock <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/donald-j-boudreaux-phd">Donald J. Boudreaux, Ph.D.</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Editor, <st1:state w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Washington</st1:place></st1:state> Post Book World</p> <p ><st1:street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">1150 15th St., NW</st1:address></st1:street></p> <p ><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Washington</st1:city>, <st1:state w:st="on">DC</st1:state> <st1:postalcode w:st="on">20071</st1:postalcode></st1:place></p> <br /> <p >Dear Editor:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/correcting-record/dear-wapo-why-does-lobbying-come-shock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Correcting the Record MRC Business BookWorld DonaldBoudreaux JamesQ.Wilson lobbying RobertKaiser WashingtonPost Mon, 19 Jan 2009 16:01:22 +0000 admin 30081 at http://www.mrc.org '60 Minutes' Uses 13 of Its Minutes to Back Drug Regulation http://www.mrc.org/articles/60-minutes-uses-13-its-minutes-back-drug-regulation <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     Leave it to “60 Minutes” to attack an entire industry for trying “to protect its profits.” That’s the summary of a more than 13-minute assault on pharmaceutical companies that ran on April Fools Day.</p> <br /> <p >     But CBS wasn’t joking. Reporter Steve Kroft went after nine different drug firms by name and the industry association in a piece complaining that government doesn’t regulate enough. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/60-minutes-uses-13-its-minutes-back-drug-regulation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government 60Minutes benefit congress drug Drugs industry lobbying Medicare pharmaceutical PhRMA prescription pricecontrol Regulation Mon, 02 Apr 2007 21:02:23 +0000 admin 25567 at http://www.mrc.org Government-Sponsored Enron http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/government-sponsored-enron <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2005/GovernmentSponsored_Enron_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p> <br /> <p>It's a familiar story. An enormous company reveals its 'accounting problems.' The problems are found to be far worse than anyone realized. The CEO is forced to resign. Other high-ranking executives follow. The stock price begins to drop. Billions of dollars might be lost. 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