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Entries by Kevin Grandia from 08/2009

Oil Lobby's 'Energy Citizens' Astroturf Campaign Exposed

| Posted 08.13.2009 | Huffington Post

An internal memo obtained recently by Greenpeace USA details polluting interests' plans to launch a nationwide astroturf campaign attacking climate legislation at public events.

Five More Forged Letters Uncovered From Bonner & Associates' Work for DC Coal Lobby - Read Them Here

| Posted 08.18.2009 | Green

Five new forged letters fraudulently sent to Congressmembers have turned up in an ongoing Congressional investigation into the Astroturf campaign laun...

Gingrich vs. Greenpeace... with Bats

| Posted 08.19.2009 | Green

There was a glimmer of hope that the planet may still be saved in a no-holds-barred softball match on the lawns of the Monument

Astroturfing Oil Company Picnics - All the Intel You Need

| Posted 08.20.2009 | Green

Members of the Texas Public Citizen group attended the rally against the Waxman-Markey clean energy bill, and as they rightly report these were more of a company picnic than a spontaneous uprising of citizens.

Iraq and Afghanistan War Vets Denounce 'Energy Citizens' Campaign As "Oil Dependence Tour"

| Posted 08.20.2009 | Green

A coalition of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans slammed the 'Energy Citizens' Astroturf campaign today as a detriment to America's energy security.

Texas and New Mexico 'Energy Citizens' Events Are Really "Energy Employees" Rallies

| Posted 08.20.2009 | Green

The oil industry is paying its employees to go to "Energy Citizen" events, claiming they are grassroots when nothing could be further from the truth. If you live in one of the cities below, show up.

Shower Congress with "Coal in America"

| Posted 08.22.2009 | Green

I knew coal was bad in so many ways, but what David Novack's done with his film, Burning the Future: Coal in America is bring a human voice to the dirty coal story.

Bonner & Associates: The Long and Undemocratic History of Astroturfing

| Posted 08.26.2009 | Green

With a history that could surprise the most jaded Beltway insider, Jack Bonner, head of the D.C. P.R. firm Bonner & Associates, might just be the king of corporate Astroturf in the nation's capital.

Fighting Astroturf with Bare Bums [video]

| Posted 08.27.2009 | Green

Bonner and Associates is a naked fraud.

Astroturfing Adfero Also a Major Republican Player

| Posted 08.27.2009 | Green

It has now been revealed that a Washington, DC PR powerhouse that was recently exposed as part of an anonymous "grassroots" pro-coal group also has significant ties to the Republican Party.

Maddow on Bonner and Adfero's Astroturfing for Coal

| Posted 08.28.2009 | Green

Maddow should be congratulated for keeping on the astroturf story while most of her peers at other major TV outlets have ignored it.