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Jul 16, 2020, 09:30 ET Analysis of 2020 Proxy Season Shows Proxy Advisory Firms Still Issuing Contested Recommendations

As the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) prepares to vote to finalize their proposed rule on proxy advisors next week, a new report from the...


Nov 09, 2018, 10:00 ET Robo-Voting Confirmed: New Report Finds Numerous Asset Managers Voting in Lockstep with Proxy Advisor Recommendations

With days to go before a Securities and Exchange Commission roundtable on the proxy process, new research from the American Council for Capital...


Oct 29, 2018, 12:00 ET New Report Highlights Impact & Extent of Flawed Proxy Advisor Recommendations

The role and influence of proxy advisory firms is under a microscope as the Securities and Exchange Commission prepares to examine the proxy process...


Jul 19, 2018, 09:00 ET Uncharted Territory: New Report Finds Influential ESG Rating Agencies Are Subjective, Inconsistent, And Lack Standardization

As the trend of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing has risen as an investment priority, so too has the influence and relative...


May 01, 2018, 10:16 ET Outsized Influence, Minimal Oversight: New ACCF Report Finds that Proxy Advisory Firms Operate with Unchecked Power

A new report from the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) finds that proxy advisory firms like Institutional Shareholder Services ("ISS")...


Jan 11, 2018, 08:44 ET Bad Apple: New ACCF Report Finds New York City's Public Pension Fund System in Bad Shape and Getting Worse

On the heels of New York City's push to divest its investments in fossil fuels, a new report finds politicized investment decisions are a recurring...


Dec 05, 2017, 08:23 ET ACCF Report: CalPERS and the Point of No Returns

A new report from the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) takes a closer look at the dire situation at the California Public Employees...


Jan 25, 2016, 01:20 ET Major New Iowa Statewide TV Ad Buy Shines Spotlight on Corn Ethanol's Environmental Toll

Following up on the release of a new statewide poll last week defying conventional political wisdom and showing the vast majority of Iowa voters...


Dec 04, 2015, 10:16 ET New Study Finds Technical Flaws in EPA's Methane Rule Analysis

The estimated benefits of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed rule for methane and volatile organic compounds emissions from...


Nov 30, 2015, 02:03 ET New ACCF Report: EPA's Massive Clean Power Plan Subsidies for Wind Reinforce Calls Against PTC Renewal

Despite receiving broad bipartisan support in the past, the Wind Production Tax Credit (PTC) has come under increased scrutiny for distorting...


Nov 24, 2015, 02:22 ET New ACCF Report: U.S. Climate Pledge to United Nations Falls Far Short of President Obama's 2025 GHG Reduction Targets

A substantial gap exists between the U.S. climate pledge to the United Nations – or U.S. Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) – and...


Nov 17, 2015, 03:04 ET U.S. Energy Exports Critical to Strengthening Security in Asia-Pacific

More than 40 thought-leaders and Hill staff filled the historic Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building on Tuesday morning for an...


Nov 05, 2015, 10:17 ET U.S. Energy Exports Key to More Stable, Global Energy Markets

The free trade of America's abundant energy resources would provide an invaluable opportunity for the United States to help strengthen and stabilize...


Sep 18, 2015, 11:05 ET The Nation's Energy Progress Report: Crude Exports Key to Economic Growth for All Communities

The National Association of Neighborhoods and the American Council for Capital Formation held a panel discussion today at the Congressional Black...


Jul 15, 2015, 11:23 ET New Paper Examines Harmful Impact of Energy Trade Policies on National Security

The United States is missing an opportunity to become a global powerhouse as antiquated federal laws that limit energy exports are undermining our...


Jun 03, 2015, 12:03 ET The Numbers Don't Lie: Economists Call for Crude Oil Exports

The economic case for allowing U.S. crude oil exports is convincingly set out in a new paper released today by Dr. Margo Thorning, senior vice...


Mar 18, 2015, 10:29 ET ACCF Special Report Separates Myths and Realities of Recent U.S.-China Announcement on Climate Change

Political announcement or binding agreement? Last year's U.S.-China Announcement on Climate Change is rich in what it says and does not say....


Mar 04, 2015, 12:54 ET ACCF Special Report Finds U.S. Policy on International Coal Financing Harming Developing Countries While Reducing U.S. Influence

Climate change mitigation concerns have largely defined the Obama Administration's policy on international coal plant financing. These restrictions...


Oct 30, 2014, 03:32 ET Economists Call for Obama Administration to Lift the Ban on Crude Exports

Dr. Margo Thorning, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the American Council for Capital Formation, and Dr. William F. Shughart II, former...


May 19, 2014, 10:20 ET New Video Shows Why U.S. Gas Exports Benefit 'Main Street USA'

The American Council for Capital Formation's (ACCF) Act on LNG campaign has launched a new video highlighting how important liquefied natural gas...


Jul 11, 2013, 07:00 ET Administration Permitting Delays Jeopardize U.S. LNG Exports & Threaten Economic Growth

Twenty applications to build and operate Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export terminals are currently under review by Department of Energy staff, some...


Jun 15, 2012, 10:30 ET New Study Shows Tax Increases Harm U.S. Economy and Provide No Relief on Deficits and Debt

A new study released today by the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) finds that failure to continue extensions on Bush-era and other tax...


Apr 16, 2012, 05:32 ET New Special Report: Capital Gains Tax Hikes Could Adversely Impact Most State Budgets

Most state budgets could be negatively impacted if lawmakers increase tax rates on capital gains, according to a new special report released today by ...


Jul 01, 2010, 10:44 ET Federal Cap and Trade Legislation Will Stall Michigan's Manufacturing Engine

Michigan could face declines in gross state product, employment, industrial output, state budget revenues and household income if federal climate...