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'Energy Citizen' Rallies: Send Us Your Photos, Videos, And Eye-Witness Accounts

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Big oil companies are sponsoring "grassroots" rallies opposing clean energy reform. However, these events are hardly grassroots, and are filled with oil company employees -- observers have described the events as more like "company picnics."

Here are a list of scheduled 'Energy Citizen' events:

8/21 (11:30 AM). Lima, OH Veterans' Memorial and Civic Center.

8/21 (11:30 AM) Farmington, NM. Convention Center at McGee Park

8/22 (11:30 AM). Atlanta, GA. Marriott Century Center.

8/25 (11.30 AM) Nashville, TN. Wild Horse Saloon.

8/25 (11:00 AM). Elkhart, IN. RV Hall of Fame.

8/25 (TBD) Greeley, CO. Island Grove Regional Park, Exhibit Hall

8/27 (11:30 AM). St. Louis, MO Hilton at the Ballpark.

8/27 (5.:00 PM) Tampa FL, Tampa Convention Center

8/27 (TBD). Bismarck, ND National Center of Energy Excellence at Bismarck State College, 4th Floor

8/31 (TBD). Anchorage, AK Anchorage Convention Center

8/31 (5:00 PM). Greenville, SC. Carolina First Center.

9/1 Springfield IL Time TBD Venue TBD

9/3 (Time TBD) Detroit MI Burton Manor Banquet and Conference Center.

9/3 (4:30 PM). Philadelphia, PA. Venue TBD.

9/3 Richmond, VA. TBD.

9/5 (2:30 PM). Lincoln, NE. Embassy Suites Lincoln.

9/7 (1:15 3 2:15 PM). Huron, SD. Freedom Stage, South Dakota State Fair

Do you live near one of these rallies? Can you attend, or report from outside the event? Please send your photos, video and eye-witness accounts to and take a look at our publishing standards before leaving the house.

If you go to the rallies, consider asking questions to the participants such as, "Do you know why you're here?" and, "Was your employer involved with you coming to this event today?"

HT to HuffPost Blogger Kevin Grandia for his reporting on the issue.

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