In an effort to scuttle last months successful vote on the Waxman Markey climate change bill, a "clean coal" lobby forged letters to Congress.
Wed, Aug 05 2009 at 7:46 PM
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In a lot of ways, the people who make a living fighting against a sane, reality based response to the dangers of global warming have it easy. They're not bound by the constraints of fact and truth and can freely invent and disseminate any wild theory, claim, study, or list that helps serve their purpose- to create doubt and fear.
The earth is actually cooling.
The similarly ethically-void people at the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) paid Bonner & Associates to send letters to up to 12 legislators that were forged to appear to be from groups like a local North Carolina chapter of the NAACP voicing their opposition to the climate change bill, even though all the groups were on the record as being in favor of passing the bill.
Big Coal has too much at stake in this fight to let a little thing like the law get in its way. For shame.
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