Today, PolluterWatch Director Kert Davies sent a letter to Senator Barbara Boxer, the Chair of the Senate Ethics Committee, asking her to open an ethics inquiry into charges that former Bush administration officials who now peddle influence for the coal industry, wrote an amendment for Senator Lisa Murkowski to restrict EPA's ability to regulate emissions under the Clean Air Act:
"The Climate Killers" is a great feature in the current Rolling Stone magazine that profiles some of the most powerful polluter lobbyists and what they've been doing to derail efforts to address global warming. A few of the seventeen guys might surprise you, but a lot of them are the same old CEOs, politicians, and industry-paid deniers that have spent so many years blocking progress toward a clean energy future. Here's what it says about Jack Gerard of the American Petroleum Institute;
Yesterday, PolluterWatch Director Kert Davies wrote letters to the heads of the dirty energy industry's top front groups, asking them to submit to a polygraph test to help prove their innocence in the illegal hacking of emails between climate scientists at the University of East Anglia.
These are the 7 esteemed polluter propagandists we asked to take a polygraph test proving their innocence:
One of the big ways that polluters are influencing the public is through “greenwash”. This tactic misleads consumers by exaggerating environmental programs and efforts though advertising, and diverting attention away from polluting operations. It’s no coincidence that the amount of greenwash in the media has drastically increased as consumers have become more concerned about the environment and Congress has taken up climate legislation.
Today we sent Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests to the home institutions of several prominent global warming skeptics. The request letters were sent to various state governors’ offices and state universities, as well as to the Smithsonian Institute, seeking information on scientists who are employees or former employees of these institutions.
The FOIA filings request a listing of all grants in support of research, copies of conflict of interest and outside income disclosures, copies of all email sent and received, and copies of CVs on file with the institutions.