Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Yes, but we're telling the truth about climate change

In response to a Congressional investigation, Bonner and Associates, a lobbying firm hired to get breaks for coal companies into climate-change legislation, has acknowledged mailing more than a dozen fraudulent letters to members of Congress.

The letters claim to be from seniors centers, local NAACP chapters, and other groups. They express concerns about the effects of energy price increases on elderly and poor people's budgets. However, the letters were never sent by those groups.

The revelations make you wonder what else the paid opponents of climate-change legislation will lie about.

It just goes to show that if you can't astroturf nicely, you shouldn't astroturf at all.

5 comments:

cheripickr said...

Speaking of telling the truth about global warming, it appears an "insider" finally has. You really, really should read this book, Dave. It says it all.

http://www.amazon.com/review/RCTB7U6VVYL94/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt#RCTB7U6VVYL94

Dave Ribar said...

CP:

Can you tell me more about the book? Or is the cut-and-paste review by the president and CEO of the Heartland Institute the sole basis of your recommendation?

Dave Ribar said...

Sorry, link to review here.

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