G. Edward Pickle
Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our PRWatch.org site.
Shell describes itself as "a global group of oil, gas and petrochemical companies with a broad portfolio of hydrogen, biofuels, wind and solar power interests."  Shell operates in "more than 140 countries and territories, employing approximately 109,000 people," according to its website (accessed February 2007).  Royal Dutch Shell is partner of the world's largest Public-Private Partnership (P3) N.V.Nederlandse Gasunie, together with Exxon (Esso) and the Dutch government, that captured the globalization trend in 1963.  The company recorded $9.8 billion in profits in 2009, 69% less than in 2008.
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