Big Oil Front Group Fights for Tar Sands

October 15, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

The debate on energy and climate is littered with corporate front groups scare-mongering over action on climate change at the moment. On the blog we have recently talked about the American Petroleum Institute’s astroturf “Energy Citizen” campaign and American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCE)’s fake letter writers.

“We are seeing fraud-mongering on clean energy”

August 19, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

It’s turning into Astroturf August. Hot on the heels of the revelations about the fake oil industry PR campaign, comes the fake coal PR campaign. We knew that the fossil fuel industry would not give up without a fight, but we did not realise that had turned into such fossil fools, by have all their … Read More

Oil Industry Astroturf Campaign Exposed

August 14, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post 3 Comments

You really didn’t think that the oil industry would just roll over and give up without a fight on the US Waxman-Markey Climate Bill did you? Just a couple of days ago I blogged about how many people had lobbied the climate bill. Although they are pouring in serious cash to defeat the Bill, its … Read More

Tar Sands Lobby Launches PR Offensive

March 12, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

Appearances, goes the saying, can be deceptive. One of the tactics the oil industry has used over the years is the use of “front-groups” to promote its cause.  Often these names are deliberately designed to confuse people or hide their real intention. So the Global Climate Coalition was not a coalition of NGOs attempting to … Read More