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FRACK YOU, Mother Earth …

June 26th, 2010 · 4 Comments

For too long, on my “to do” list has been to post on the serious questions related to the booming in America’s natural gas reserves due to the development of “Fracking” (hydraulic fracturing) technology and approaches that have enabled exploitation of the massive amount of carbon atoms in shale natural gas. We know that “Clean […]

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Tags: astroturfing · Energy · truthiness

The dog ate my homework: Excuses for ACES letter fraud proliferate

August 4th, 2009 · 3 Comments

My pencil broke … The library was closed … My alarm clock didn’t go off … Car had a flat tire … The dog ate my homework … Excuses. Excuses. Excuses. Excuses … When it comes to the fraudulent letters sent to members of Congress against clean energy action by Bonner & Associates on behalf […]

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Tags: astroturfing · coal · Congress · Energy · government energy policy · politics · renewable energy

Now I’m outraged … ACCCE knew prior to vote …

August 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment

As discussed yesterday, the pro-coal astroturf American Coalition for Clean-Coal Electricity (ACCCE) stated that it was “outraged” that its contractor, Donner & Associates had forged (oops, that an intern or temp or contract employee, no longer with the group had forged) letters from two minority organizations to Representative Tom Perriello trying to create a (false) […]

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Tags: astroturfing · cap and trade · carbon dioxide · climate delayers · climate legislation · coal · Congress

Ah, the smell of western astroturf …

February 5th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Sadly, every time that we fill up our gas tank, flip the switch for fossil-foolish electricity, warm ourselves with (high efficiency?) natural gas, we risk sending funding to people dedicated to destroying the potential for fostering paths toward mitigation of global warming and our other serious challenges. Fractions of pennies add up to serious money, […]

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Tags: astroturfing · climate change · climate delayers · Energy

A pause re profitability …

June 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on A pause re profitability …

The Lieberman-Warner Climate inSecurity Act (CISA) can accurately be described as the Coal Subsidy Act. With all the embedded subsidies and support for the coal industry, why is the coal industry fighting the Coal Subsidy Act? In short: not enough.

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Tags: analysis · astroturfing · climate change · climate delayers · coal · Congress · emissions · Energy · environmental · Global Warming · global warming deniers · government energy policy · lieberman-warner · politics · pollution · Uncategorized

Chambering a round against future commerce

May 9th, 2008 · 6 Comments

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce continues its deceptive campaign tour to fight any meaningful efforts to deal with Global Warming. Last week, the USCOC joined up with Senator George Voinovich in Columbus, Ohio, for the session deceptively entitled “Comprehensive Approach to Energy and Climate Change“. From the speech by USCOC President Thomas J. Donohue, he […]

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Tags: 2008 presidential campaign · 2008 Presidential Election · analysis · astroturfing · carbon dioxide · climate change · climate delayers · commerce · Congress · emissions · Energy · environmental · financial policy · Global Warming · global warming deniers · government energy policy · lieberman-warner · politics · pollution

Obama Message Coopted by Pollution Front Group

April 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Obama Message Coopted by Pollution Front Group

The Astroturf Organization Formerly Known As ABEC has come out with a doozy of a first ad. In the battle to protect our future, the alphabet list of astroturf organizations working to undercut a habitable tomorrow is an ever-growing soup.  Tracking the  $35 million+ associated with “Americans for Balanced Energy Choices provided easily full-time employment […]

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Tags: astroturfing · carbon dioxide · coal · Energy · environmental · Global Warming

Coal Industry “Principles”?

April 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

The Coal Industry came a callin’, complaining that I had not adequately examined their “principles” in commenting on the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity‘s (ACCCE‘s) new advertising campaign that bears an unnerving similarity to wording from Senator Obama’s Presidential campaign and from Al Gore’s We campaign.  Their comment (complaint): By concentrating on the name […]

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Tags: astroturfing · carbon dioxide · climate change · coal · environmental · Global Warming · government energy policy

Lawyers blog global warming

March 13th, 2008 · Comments Off on Lawyers blog global warming

For this lowly blogger, the WIREC trade show was somewhat like being a kid in the candy store. There were so many truly Energy COOL items on the floor, so many chances to meet and speak with people pursuing intriguing (exciting) paths forward.  A lot of passionate and capable people.  And, then there were all […]

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Tags: astroturfing · climate change

Putting Money where the Mouth is …

March 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

EcoGeek founder/owner, Hank Green, has blocked advertising from a Coal astroturf organization, America’s Power.  Green posted, yesterday, A Letter to the US Coal Industry:  Why I blocked your ad. I’m a little bit angry right now. For the last 12 hours, unknown to me, the U.S. coal lobby has been plastering EcoGeek with B.S. ads […]

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Tags: astroturfing · coal · truthiness