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Indonesian governor’s arrest in road project points to more tainted contracts

Environmental activists have called on investigators to look into all infrastructure projects approved by a provincial governor arrested last week for allegedly taking bribes from a construction company.

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FirstEnergy named in Ohio racketeering lawsuit

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Wednesday filed a civil racketeering lawsuit against FirstEnergy, former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and others tied to an alleged $60 million bribery scheme.

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Brazilian Amazon drained of millions of wild animals by criminal networks: Report

Well organized global crime networks are pulling millions of tropical birds, fish, turtles and mammals out of the Amazon — a lucrative trade that is destroying ecosystems and putting public health at risk.
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Power failure: A massive bribery scheme could change the Ohio Valley's energy system

The scandal has rocked Ohio politics and could also impact energy policy in the Ohio Valley, as coal and nuclear power generators continue to struggle.
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Climate

FirstEnergy CEO on corruption scandal: It wasn't me

FirstEnergy Corp. CEO Charles Jones vehemently denied any involvement in the sweeping corruption scandal that has ensnared the Ohio House speaker, declaring in an earnings call with financial analysts today: "The CEO referenced in some of that affidavit wasn't me."
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Climate

Illinois and Ohio bribery scandals show the perils of mixing utilities and politics

For utilities, all things take a back seat to profit, and their power can be bad for customers and the climate.
Toxics

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine calls for nuclear bailout energy law to be repealed in wake of bribery scandal

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has reversed course and called for a nuclear bailout energy law to be repealed in the wake of the state's $60 million bribery scandal.
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An FBI investigation shows Ohio’s abysmal energy law was fueled by corruption

Electric utilities’ corruption problem is much bigger than FirstEnergy’s alleged bribery of Larry Householder.
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Energy

Dark money and bribery: FBI says utility funded $60M scheme

Federal officials charged the Ohio speaker of the House with racketeering yesterday for allegedly masterminding a $60 million bribery scheme to pass legislation subsidizing nuclear and coal plants in the state and rolling back clean energy standards.

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Indonesian anti-graft enforcers set their sights on a new target: corporations

The KPK, Indonesia's anti-graft agency, has begun to rethink its approach, with potential implications for natural resource firms that pay bribes in exchange for permits.

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Communities in Brazilian Cerrado besieged by global demand for soy

The Estrondo mega-farm exports soy to the EU and China, but it is accused in a mega-land grab; it also has a long record of threatening traditional people.
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Justice

How a Harrisburg company was ensnared in the investigation of Energy Transfer’s alleged “buy-a-badge” scheme for pipeline security

Investigators combed through thousands of financial documents to link a Harrisburg-area security firm with Energy Transfer's alleged effort to have Pennsylvania constables illegally provide private security for Mariner East 2 pipeline sites.

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Energy Transfer and TigerSwan face bribery charges

In a “buy-a-badge scheme,” Energy Transfer and TigerSwan allegedly paid elected constables to guard the Mariner East 2 pipeline.
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Mozambique’s newly empowered rangers, courts catch up with poachers, loggers

Mozambique has recorded a measure of success recently against wildlife poachers and illegal loggers, thanks to stronger enforcement.

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