This video from the USA is called DN! “Astroturf Activism”(1\2): Leaked Memo Reveals Oil Industry Effort to Stage Rallies.
From the New Scientist in the USA:
August 26, 2009 5:05 PM
Shanta Barley, reporter
The US Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest federation of businesses, has demanded that the Environment Protection Agency hold a public hearing to put the science of global warming on trial, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.
Huh? Don’t they realise that science won in that case?
Now, with only a few weeks left before the policy change becomes official, the Chamber of Commerce is fighting back, demanding a public hearing to “force transparency” from the EPA regarding its evidence for the decision.
Not that they’re being taken seriously. The move has been dismissed as a ploy to sow political discord and undermine global warming legislation. The EPA itself shrugged off the threatened lawsuit as both a “waste of time” and “frivolous”. Ouch.
Indeed, Brenda Ekwurzel, a climate scientist for the environmental group Union of Concerned Scientists, says that the Chamber’s campaign against climate change [science] is reminiscent of the Salem witch trials – “based on myth”.
The Yes Men Pull Off Prank Claiming U.S. Chamber of Commerce Had Changed Its Stance on Climate Change: here.
“Forget ‘alternative’ energy — it can’t work!” That — and in almost those exact words — was among the messages of an article published in the Rupert Murdoch-owned Weekend Australian on August 8 by journalist Terry McCrann: here.
The US Chamber of Commerce is taking a real hammering on Facebook these days. A visit to its wall finds a significant number of visitors demanding that it stop fudging its membership numbers: here.
Chamber Of Commerce Receives At Least $885,000 From Over 80 Foreign Companies That May Be Used to Attack Democrats: here.