Big Oil’s pro global warming fake mass movement

This video from the USA says about itself:

Climate change is HOT

EXXON twists the facts

From Wildlife Promise blog in the USA:

Big Oil Funding Anti-ACES Protests

Polluters have already spent more than $100 million dollars trying to kill comprehensive climate and energy legislation. That money has wound up funding everything from misleading TV ads to forged letters to members of Congress.

Now Big Oil is rolling out a new tactic — trying to gin up artificial rallies:

“Taking a cue from angry protests against the Obama Administration’s health care restructuring, the oil industry is helping organize anti-climate bill rallies around the nation.

The American Petroleum Institute, along with other organizations such as the National Association of Manufacturers opposed to the climate legislation Congress will consider again in the fall, is funding rallies across 20 states over the August recess. […]

“We’re not about yelling at your congressman,” says Cathy Landry, API spokeswoman. But, she added, “We are about giving citizens a voice to make changes to the bill so that it doesn’t affect energy prices.””

It’s a sad state of affairs when you have to deny that you support the hooliganism we’ve seen at recent town hall rallies across the country. But with 71 percent of Americans supporting the American Clean Energy & Security (ACES) Act, clearly Big Oil feels like it has to play dirty.

See also here.

And here.

Oil Industry Backs Protests of Emissions Bill: here.

BP and Shell warned to halt campaign against US climate change bill: here.

American Flags Not Welcome At Oil Astroturf Rally: here.

Astroturf wars continue as more info comes to light on ‘Energy Citizen’ rallies: here.

Not Allowed in “Families for Coal” Group: Families: here.

Big Coal Denies Astroturfing by Citing … Astroturfing: here.

Climate Irony: Utah Ski Resort Owner Plans Giant Alaska Coal Mine: here.

Climate Progress reports on yet another feat of coal PR: A new campaign called the Federation for American Coal, Energy, and Security, or, for short, FACES of Coal. Welcome, FACES, to the party: Your compatriots will include Citizens for Coal, Friends of Coal, and the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, now famous for their achievements in astroturf: here.

The Coalfields of Appalachia Are in a State of Emergency and Your Help Is Needed Now: here.

Astroturfing by the French Sarkozy government: here.

Anti war campaigners have torn into reports that the Iraqi government has approved a bid by BP to develop one of its oil fields.

Arctic Lake Sediments Show Warming, Unique Ecological Changes In Recent Decades: here.

Coal Industry Pays Fake Activists $50 to Wear Pro-Coal Shirts at Public Hearing. Rebecca Leber, ThinkProgress: “Apparently unable to find real activists, the coal industry paid astroturfers $50 to wear pro-coal t-shirts at an Environmental Protection Agency hearing. The EPA hearings were focused on the agency’s first-ever carbon standards for new power plants. This year, coal is throwing around its weight by spending tens of millions of dollars on media advertising and political contributions”: here.

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