Big Oil to finance next round of town hall teabaggers

I can hardly wait for the gushers of ignorance and delusions. gusher
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Taking a cue from angry protests against the Obama Administration’s health care restructuring, the oil industry is helping organize anti-climate bill rallies around the nation.

The American Petroleum Institute, along with other organizations such as the National Association of Manufacturers opposed to the climate legislation Congress will consider again in the fall, is funding rallies across 20 states over the August recess…

The rallies will be organized in about 20 states, include those whose Democratic Senators aren’t strong supporters of a stringent bill, such as Democratic Sens. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Mark Begich of Alaska.

“We’ve all seen those angry folks raising heck about health care,” said Frank O’Donnell, head of the environmental advocacy group, Clean Air Watch. “So I guess it was inevitable a special interest would try the same thing on the climate legislation,” he said in an email.

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One response to “Big Oil to finance next round of town hall teabaggers

  1. apcampbell

    Big Oil companies use these kinds of shady PR tactics all the time. Check out this video about Chevron’s attempts to weazel out of a $27 billion lawsuit brought by communities affected by their polluting practices in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Even Andy Rooney of 60 Minutes hates the dirty tricks Chevron is using!

    http://chevrontoxico.com/news-and-multimedia/2009/0818-60-seconds.html

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