Science Denial and Andrea Saul – Romney 2012 Campaign Spokesperson

Mitt Romney press secretary Andrea Saul has attacked science through public relations campaigns with DCI Group and Tech Central Station, both financed by ExxonMobil.

 

Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson attacks fracking videographer Josh Fox, spreads lies about fracking

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In a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations, Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil lashed out at fracking critics, especially filmaker Josh Fox. Tillerson's attack featured numerous mistruths, which Joh Fox's newest film, called "The Sky is Pink" and featured above, points out. +

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Nucor CEO Dan Dimicco stands by the Heartland Institute and denies his climate denial

Climate change denial is a set of organized attempts to downplay, deny or dismiss the scientific consensus on the extent of global warming, its significance, and its connection to human behavior, especially for commercial or ideological reasons. Source: Wikipedia

BP Oil Spill FOIA collection

In July 2010, Greenpeace began submitting a series of 50 requests to federal agencies, state offices and public universities, seeking information on what was happening behind the scenes of the Gulf oil spill. Greenpeace sought answers to some of the most pressing questions about the fate of the oil, its impacts on vulnerable Gulf ecosystems, and the government’s overall handling of the disaster +

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  • Coastal Areas (3)
    FOIA documents from Governor Jindal's office, NOAA, and EPA that related to the oils impact on coastal areas.
  • Drilling Safety (2)
    FOIA documents from the U.S. Coast Guard and Department of Transportation that discuss drilling safety.
  • Embassy Communications (5)
    Communications between the UK FCO and the UK embassy in Washington about BP .
  • FOIA and State Public Request Letters (46)
    Copies of public records request letters sent to Gulf state universities requesting correspondence about the oil spill.
  • Oil Fingerprint (4)
    Data characterizing oil from the Macondo well
  • Public Impacts (7)
    Documents received from Government Jindal's office and Auburn University discussing some of the oil spill's impacts on local people.
  • Research Funding and Contracts (53)
    Documents received from state universities describing research funding and projects in the Gulf region following the oil spill.
  • Water (35)
    Internal communications from EPA, NOAA, Coast Guard and other agencies describing impacts in the Gulf following the oil spill, including dispersant usage, underwater oil plumes, and research projects.
  • Wildlife (17)
    Internal communications from NOAA and the Coast Guard regarding the oil spill impacts on wildlife, including turtles and endangered marine species.


Heartland Institute Leaked Document Collection

On February 14, 2012, internal documents from the Chicago-based Heartland Institute were leaked to the public, including budget and fundraising documents revealing Heartland's financial donors, Heartland's climate science denial campaign work in 2012 and detailed payments to federal employees, university faculty and career climate skeptics. +

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Tom Hiltachk is a managing partner at the law firm Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk, which specializes in ballot measures in California. Hiltachk is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento and the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

ALEC slips Exxon fracking loopholes into new Ohio law

Wake up and smell the frack fluid! But don't ask what's in it, at least not in Ohio, cause it's still not your right to know. +

Nucor’s Hypocrisy: Funding The Heartland Institute's Attacks on Climate Change Science

Nucor's logo

Nucor, the largest producer of steel in the U.S., takes great pains to present a “green” image.  Nucor's website is full of oak trees and pastoral scenes next to the tag line “Nucor: It’s Our Nature.” +

Lobbyists for the "Electric Reliability Coordinating Council" attack clean air rules on behalf of Arch Coal

The Environmental Protection Agency is holding a public hearing today in Washington DC on the first-ever rules to limit carbon pollution from new power plants. It's a popular rule, and EPA has already heard a lot about it: over a million comments supporting the rule were delivered to EPA last week. +

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