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Exposing the dirty money behind fake climate science

  • Posted on: 30 March 2010
  • By: admin

Cross-Posted from Greenpeace

International — Billionaire tycoon David Koch likes to joke that Koch Industries is, “The biggest company you’ve never heard of”. But the nearly US$50 million that he and his brother Charles quietly funneled to front groups which deny that climate change is a problem is no joking matter. Our new report shows how that cash, between 1997 and 2008, went to groups working to prevent action being taken against climate change.

PolluterHarmony: Rex's Story

  • Posted on: 25 March 2010
  • By: admin

Polluter Harmony Ad: Rex's Story

PolluterWatch unveiled the next installment in the PolluterHarmony web ad series today. The second ad in the series shares the story of an oil CEO named Rex, who despite a long history of relationships with foreign oil providers, has turned to pHarmony for something a little closer to home.

PolluterWatch Challenges Big Oil for Scoffing at Renewables while Leaning on Government Welfare

  • Posted on: 18 March 2010
  • By: admin

PolluterWatch Director and Greenpeace USA Research Director Kert Davies sent the following letter today to American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard asking him to respond to two recent news articles that raise serious questions about government handouts for dirty industry companies and polluter executives’ true positions on clean energy.

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Smithsonian Set to Name Exhibit after Oil Billionaire David Koch Tomorrow

  • Posted on: 16 March 2010
  • By: admin

According to a press kit available on the Smithsonian Institution website, The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins at the National Museum of Natural History is set to open tomorrow, March 17th in Washington DC. The Smithsonian describes the hall on their site:

Exxon Continues to Bankroll the Denial Machine

  • Posted on: 12 February 2010
  • By: admin

Exxon Mobil used to say that it stopped funding fringe groups and "unthinking tanks" that denied the overwhelming evidence behind global warming and pushed out thousands of non-credible, non-sourced, industry-funded and unscientific research to raise doubts about climate change.

But whoops! New evidence has appeared that Exxon is in fact dumping money into these "research institutes."

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PolluterHarmony.com – Let Us Do the Dirty Work

  • Posted on: 10 February 2010
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Polluter Harmony Ad: Jeff's Story

With the Federal government shut down by back to back record breaking blizzards, members of Congress are huddled at home, wandering the internet, perhaps looking for a match made in heaven. Across town in the K Street frat houses, hoards of hungry lobbyists, unable to pursue their desired prey on foot, also resort to the internet, looking for love.

PolluterWatch Asks Byron Dorgan for Answers on Post-Senate Employment

  • Posted on: 27 January 2010
  • By: admin

PolluterWatch Director Kert Davies sent a letter to Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) urging him to release information about any conversations he may have had with lobbying firms or other potential employers regarding a job once he retires from the Senate early next year. In the letter Davies also calls on Dorgan to state unequivocally that he will refrain from engaging prospective employers and focus solely on his work as a Senator throughout the remainder of his term.

Senator Byron Dorgan
322 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-3405

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