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Killing the Climate, from API to Tom Donohue

  • Posted on: 11 January 2010
  • By: admin

Big Oil's Lobbyist Avoids Greenpeace's Questions

"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;

Polygraph the Polluters!

  • Posted on: 8 January 2010
  • By: admin

Helping Polluters Pass the Polygraph

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:

Some examples of polluter greenwash

  • Posted on: 22 December 2009
  • By: admin

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.

PolluterWatch.com Launches Investigative Effort to Hold Polluters’ Influence Peddlers and Propagandists Accountable

  • Posted on: 17 December 2009
  • By: admin

Opening Shot: Legal Pursuit of Deniers’ and Polluters’ Emails, To Show Who’s Really Cooking the Science Books

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Adam Feiler, 703-302-8395, polluterwatch@gmail.com, Joe Smyth, 831-566-5647, joe.smyth@greenpeace.org

December 16, 2009

Freedom of Information Requests

  • Posted on: 15 December 2009
  • By: admin

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.