Brendan DeMelle

Brendan DeMelle is the executive director and managing editor of He has served as research associate for Robert F. Kennedy, Jr, researcher for Laurie David, analyst at Environmental Working Group, and more. Follow his Twitter feed at @bdemelle.

Crony island: an anatomy of Keystone XL corruption

Is Hillary Clinton too conflicted by lobbyist ties to make a decision on Keystone XL? Take a look at this infographic and decide for yourself.

Koch Industries Shields CEO From College Student's Modest Debate Challenge on Prop 23

  I traveled to Koch Industries headquarters in Wichita earlier this week where Joel Francis, the Cal State-Los Angeles senior and Marine Corps veteran, formally delivered his letter challenging CEO Charles Koch to a public debate about his funding of …

Koch brothers' Tea Party connections confirmed [VIDEO]

The billionaire Koch brothers claim they are not connected to the Tea Party. But a new video shows David Koch at an Americans For Prosperity gala.

Gubernatorial tutorial: What's at stake in your governor's race?

Maine: Guv candidate Paul LePage hates Obama, reporters, and the planet

Paul LePage, the TeaOP candidate for governor in Maine, has a loony climate-denying, DEP-bashing, offshore-oil-dr … spilling platform.

Toxic Coal Ash Threatens At Least 137 Sites In 34 States

  A new study by three top environmental groups reveals another 39 coal ash threats in 21 states, bringing the total number of known coal ash threats to 137 in 34 states.   The report by the Environmental Integrity Project, Earthjustice, and the …

ScamWow! Greenpeace has the perfect solution for scrubbing BP’s oily image

Mocking the scam that is the BP cleanup, Greenpeace today released the “ScamWow!” infomercial targeting BP and other oil companies who need a quick solution whenever pesky ecological devastation results from their irresponsible, risky drilling practices. Spoofing the original late …

‘Climategate’ scientists cleared of all charges by independent review

An exhaustive six-month independent review into the Climategate emails has concluded that the “rigor and honesty” of the climate scientists caught up in the non-scandal are “not in doubt.” [PDF] The investigation, led by Sir Muir Russell, found no grand …

60 Percent of U.S. Tidal Marshes Threatened By BP Oil Slick

New data released by NOAA shows that the massive BP oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico is already contaminating one major protected North American Marine Ecoregion, containing more than 60 percent of America’s tidal marshes. The slick also threatens …

'BLUE PLANET' Sends Timely Message to Protect Oceans [VIDEO]

A new music video from Barcelona-based musician Sam Lardner spreads a timely message about the importance for all people to work together to save our oceans.  With footage of the BP Deepwater disaster in the Gulf of Mexico contrasted by …