Here's a guest post from Stephanie Finneran, an amazing activist with Greenpeace in Boston, MA:
Koch Industries got a fun wake up call last Tuesday when a global chorus of journalists including The New York Times, UK Guardian, Scientific American, picked up the release of a full-scale exposé on their multi-million dollar climate denial activities. The Kochs responded with a thin PR wall of denial and within a couple of days, they thought the media furor had died down enough for them to go back to funneling money to front groups and bogus research unwatched.
Cross-Posted from Greenpeace
International — Billionaire tycoon David Koch likes to joke that Koch Industries is, “The biggest company you’ve never heard of”. But the nearly US$50 million that he and his brother Charles quietly funneled to front groups which deny that climate change is a problem is no joking matter. Our new report shows how that cash, between 1997 and 2008, went to groups working to prevent action being taken against climate change.
PolluterWatch unveiled the next installment in the PolluterHarmony web ad series today. The second ad in the series shares the story of an oil CEO named Rex, who despite a long history of relationships with foreign oil providers, has turned to pHarmony for something a little closer to home.
PolluterWatch Director and Greenpeace USA Research Director Kert Davies sent the following letter today to American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard asking him to respond to two recent news articles that raise serious questions about government handouts for dirty industry companies and polluter executives’ true positions on clean energy.
When we launched Polluterharmony, we wanted to be sure that the new online dating service for polluters, lobbyists, and politicians reached those who need it most; all those lonely legislators looking for their very own match. What better way to reach them than Politico.com?