Oil Industry Targets New Congress

January 5, 2011By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

It may be a new year, but its an old message. Anyone travelling to the Capital South station on the Washington Metro could hardly fail to notice the latest advertising blitz by the oil industry’s attack dogs the American Petroleum Institute (API). The ad campaign is called “I’m One” and includes images of “real people” … Read More

Financial Times Pulls Anti-Shell Advert

May 19, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post

Years ago, when the environmental organisation Greenpeace was running a campaign against Ford in the UK, the liberal Guardian newspaper refused to run one of Greenpeace’s anti-Ford adverts. At the time, Ford was one of the largest advertisers in the Guardian and it threatened to pull all its adverts if the Guardian ran the Greenpeace … Read More

Fossil Fuel Lobby’s $45 Million Propaganda Campaign

May 13, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

You really did not expect them to lie down and roll over without a fight did you?  Yesterday we highlighted how the sceptics were gearing up for one last push to undermine the science of climate change. Today its the turn of the oil and coal companies who are pouring millions into scuppering the Democrat’s … Read More

“I Will Point Out Hypocricy”

November 21, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post

As the price of oil plummets below $50 a barrel, the price of gasoline falls too. The high oil prices and record gas prices of the summer now seem years away. As we fill up our cars, the temptation will be that cheaper motoring will mean more motoring. But not if the friendly folks from … Read More

Norway: Drop “Green” Car Ads

September 18, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post

Norway’s consumer ombudsman has targeted automakers who claim that their cars are “green”, “clean” or “environmentally friendly” with some of the world’s strictest advertising guidelines. Consumer ombudsman official Bente Oeverli said: “Cars cannot do anything good for the environment except less damage than others.” She said automakers such as Toyota, Opel, Mitsubishi, Peugeot, Citroen, Saab … Read More