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.