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Coal Industry Executive Position Opportunity

March 1st, 2012 · 1 Comment

You never know where you will bump into interesting career opportunities: American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity Seeks New President ——————————————————————————– Date: 2012-02-29, 5:19PM EST ——————————————————————————– Job Title: President, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity Job Description: Are you a motivated go-getter who hates to let facts stand in the way of profits? Are you […]

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Tags: coal

Does ACCCE money speak with the Washington Post?

May 2nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Several months ago, The Washington Post editorial page ever so innocently asked: What’s going on? The issue at hand: that scientists are clear as to the realities of human impacts on the climate but the public is confused. Contrary to what you may have read lately, there are few reputable scientists who would disagree with […]

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Tags: Energy · Washington Post

Happy Anniversay, Joe & ACCCE!

December 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

As Polluter Watch reminds us, Today marks the one-year anniversary of the largest coal-related slurry spill in American history. Early on the morning of December 22, 2008, a waste containment system at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane County, Tennessee failed catastrophically, releasing one billion gallons of toxic coal sludge into the […]

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Tags: coal

Nike Just Can’t Seem to Do It

September 24th, 2009 · 7 Comments

When it comes to ACCCE, Duke Energy and Alstom Just Did It. When it comes to the US Chamber of Commerce, PG&E and PNM Resources Just Did It. When it comes to the US Chamber of Commerce, Nike Just Can’t Seem to Do It. What is it?  Reconciling a Corporation’s affiliation with scientific understanding of […]

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Tags: climate change

ACCCE Leader Pleas for Carbon Price

September 24th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Yesterday, during a panel on Assuring Access to Clean and Competitive Energy in the Council on Competitiveness‘ National Energy Summit, Arch Coal President and ACCCE Vice President Steven Leer made a strong appeal for government policy to put a price on carbon. I think a price on carbon is necessary.

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Tags: business practice · carbon dioxide · climate change · climate legislation · Energy · environmental

Lame Excuses: Repetition ignored

August 16th, 2009 · Comments Off on Lame Excuses: Repetition ignored

The saga of Bonner & Associates / Hawthorn Group / American Coalition for a Clean-Coal Electricity and the sending of fraudulent letters to Congress opposing the American Clean Energy & Security (ACES) Act continues with documents submitted by these organizations to The U.S. House of Representatives’ Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, whose […]

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Tags: Energy

Well-worn excuses: ACCCE and others have been practicing

August 5th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Amid the Bonner & Associates, Hawthorn Group, American Coalition for Clean-Coal Electricity shenanigans of falsified (fraudulent) letters, with all implicated in LetterGate pointing fingers away from themselves, we have to ask: Do these excuses and explanations pass a basic laugh test? Two quick examples of patterns that suggest some laughter could be in order. ACCCE […]

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Tags: 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

“We are Outraged!” From “Clean Coal Santa” to Black Faced Astroturfing?

August 3rd, 2009 · 8 Comments

The breaking news in the lobbying world last Friday: lobbying firm Bonner & Associates had forged letters from minority organizations to send to Representative Tom Perriello (D-VA) in opposition to the American Clean Energy & Security Act. Now, of course, it is all an intern’s fault (or is it a temp worker … or a […]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · coal · Energy · government energy policy · politics