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Coal Awareness Week … is Cool …

March 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on Coal Awareness Week … is Cool …

The engagement of truthiness coming from coal-industry mouthpieces is being taken up on many fronts.  RFK Action is undertaking Coal Awareness Week. As part of that, this includes remixing of Americans for Balanced Energy Choices (ABEC) advertising.  See here and here … If ABEC seeks to take the truth out of truthiness, RFK Action is […]

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Tags: coal

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

CEI: Truthiness, rather than truth, to destroy the future

March 11th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) is launching a national advertising campaign attacking Al Gore. And, via the attacks on Gore, seeking to undermine a growing understanding by Americans that we must act in face of global warming or face quite serious consequences. CEI is focusing on attacking the messenger, rather than the message, since it (and […]

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Tags: Al Gore · astroturfing · Global Warming · global warming deniers

Harry & Louising Global Warming Legislation

February 24th, 2008 · 5 Comments

To be clear, the Lieberman-Warner Coal Subsidy Act (mischaracterized as the American Climate Security Act) is inadequate and bad legislation.  It violates basic principles for Global Warming legislation. (For example, it does not meet scientific minimums for giving a 50% chance of avoiding catastrophic climate change.)  And, the Coal-Subsidy Act is a corporate giveaway of resources (such as the […]

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming · government energy policy · lieberman-warner

On being called out by Environmental Defense

February 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Environmental Defense sent out an e-mail to Senate staffs and Senators specifically calling out this blogger for attention, calling for advertising coordination between Senators and Environmental Defense in support of the Lieberman-Warner Coal Subsidy Act (CSA, mistakenly called the Climate Security Act). My statement: I am saddened that Environmental Defense seems far more interested in […]

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Tags: Congress · democrats · environmental · Global Warming · government energy policy · greenwashing · lieberman-warner · politics

Dominion … the truthiness continues …

December 24th, 2007 · Comments Off on Dominion … the truthiness continues …

Dominion Virginia Power is pursuing paths forward that will worsen the Commonwealth’s pollution profile, which isn’t anything to brag about at this time.  And, they are wrapping their polluting path in an advertising campaign “Sometimes at least part of the answer actually is blowing in the wind.”

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Tags: dominion virginia power · global warming deniers · renewable energy