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Four Years After Greenpeace Sting: PR Firm Dumps Oil Lobbyists

  • Posted on: 20 February 2015
  • By: Connor Gibson

Richard Edelman calls time out on Big Oil's climate change denial. Photo: Adweek.

Perhaps you heard the good news - the world's largest public relations firm, Edelman, just spun off an advertising subsidiary so that it could show a commitment to not aiding the denial of climate change science.

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Bjorn Lomborg Think Tank Funder Revealed As Billionaire Republican 'Vulture Capitalist' Paul Singer

  • Posted on: 9 February 2015
  • By: Connor Gibson

Bjorn Lomborg - left - received $200,000 from Paul E. Singer - right - for the Copenhagen Consensus Center's research used to interfere with global climate negotiations.

By Graham Readfern, crossposted from DeSmogBlog.

A billionaire “vulture capitalist” and major backer of the US Republican Party is a major funder of the think tank of Danish climate science contrarian and fossil fuels advocate Bjørn Lomborg, DeSmogBlog has found.

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The Koch Primary (and What It Means for Climate)

  • Posted on: 3 February 2015
  • By: Connor Gibson

Greenpeace, Peru and the Nazca lines: Annie Leonard Statement

  • Posted on: 13 December 2014
  • By: Connor Gibson

Crossposted from Greenpeace.org: Statement from Greenpeace US Executive Director, Annie Leonard, on Nazca Lines Situation

I am deeply disappointed that Greenpeace engaged in an action at the sacred Nazca Lines in Peru.

PR Flack Randal Simonetti Sells Conflict to Corporations

  • Posted on: 4 December 2014
  • By: Connor Gibson

Randal Simonetti. This isn't a joke - image via TalkZone.com

In the public relations world, there exists a subset known as crisis communications, or crisis management.

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Five Questions on Climate Change for Lisa Nelson, ALEC CEO

  • Posted on: 21 October 2014
  • By: Connor Gibson

From Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes. Universal Press Syndicate, 1993, via Circle Squared.

Written by Kert Davies - former Research Director of Greenpeace USA - crossposted with permission from Climate Investigations Center: Five Questions on Climate Change for Lisa Nelson, ALEC CEO.

Five questions reporters might ask Lisa Nelson, ALEC CEO on climate change and energy:

1. YOUR PERSONAL UNDERSTANDING OF CLIMATE SCIENCE?

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ALEC's Lisa Nelson Doesn't Know ALEC's Climate Change Position

  • Posted on: 3 October 2014
  • By: Connor Gibson

Lisa Nelson, the new CEO of the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, doesn't know her organization's position on climate change.

In a segment on WAMU's Diane Rehm Show, ALEC's Lisa Nelson claimed to not understand the science of climate change, and said, "We as an organization, specifically do not comment on climate change."

Coal Lobbyist Jeff Holmstead Disqualified by Federal Judge in Ameren Pollution Lawsuit

  • Posted on: 11 September 2014
  • By: Connor Gibson

Jeff Holmstead, confronted for interfering with climate change solutions, while trying to catch a cab.

Jeff Holmstead, perhaps the nation's prime example of a revolving door lobbyist, was dismissed by a federal judge as an expert witness in a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency against Ameren Missouri, a coal burning utility.

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Dominion: Dump ALEC! Protesters Confront Polluters on ALEC's Home Turf

  • Posted on: 5 September 2014
  • By: Connor Gibson
Yesterday, about 80 clean energy advocates visited the Arlington, Virginia office of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to protest its dirtywork for polluting companies like Dominion Resources, a major utility in Virginia.
 

Click here to add your voice: tell Dominion to Dump ALEC!

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