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Leaked Internal Presentation Details the Oil Industry's Campaign to Stop Clean Energy
Merrian Borgeson, NRDC
December 03, 2014

Agelbert NOTE:
It's a great article. However, the title needs to be corrected in order to enlighten readers about what is PAR FOR THE COURSE for fossil fuelers for the last CENTURY: Leaked Internal Presentation Details the Oil Industry's Campaignonspiracy to Stop Clean Energy

Fossil fuel fascist MKing Propagandist types

The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) — whose members include Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, ConocoPhillips, BP, and others — was caught red-handed late last month when a leaked internal presentation revealed a coordinated campaign to stomp out climate and clean energy progress in California, Oregon and Washington by propping up  :evil4: over 15 front groups that purport to represent the views of concerned citizens and the broader business community.

The leak comes on the heels of NRDC’s report released this month, which unmasked eight of the front groups that are campaigning against California’s climate and clean energy laws, as having direct ties to the oil industry.

Fortunately, Californians have shown they can see through Big Oil’s smoke and mirrors tactics. In 2010, voters rejected an oil-funded ballot measure to derail the state’s pioneering clean energy law, AB 32, by a margin of more than 2 to 1. And just recently, Chevron’s $3 million campaign to influence the outcome of the city of Richmond’s local elections (which just happens to be the home of a Chevron refinery) completely backfired.


Agelbert NOTE:
The comments are WORLD CLASS! Please note that some commenters are not native English speakers so ignore the nunc pro tunc grammar errors.  8)
William Fitch III
December 3, 2014
Hi: First:

"WSPA’s new crop of front groups and the campaign behind them is indeed impressive. "

I would not use the word impressive to describe (and yes I "get" the context) people who are involved with being a traitor to humanity, literally. Labeling them traitors or environmental terrorists may seem harsh and out on a limb, but even at that level of verbiage, the words fall far short of the REAL act they are involved in.

The Nazies set the Reichstag fire, the US complicity in the Gulf of Tonkin not to mention our desire to create the whole Indochina war express, 9/11's events (one doc worth viewing out of all the krap is, "9/11: The press for Truth", print version, "The Terror Time line) on and on... why do people seem to find it necessary, to be surprised at what the desire/keeping of wealth and power will do to the rest of humanity who do not sit at their table?

Edward Snowden (CitizenFour) basically gave up his life, to reveal something that is/should have been blatantly obvious as being the current state of affairs for the USA and tagged business linked governments, for anyone who has even a light understanding of what the advent of a digital world would mean vs analog.

Anyway, let's not use possible words of praise or surprise (OMG), every time one of these associations finds itself in print.

After all, it is a given.... or as they say in finance, its already baked in..

PJ van Staden
December 4, 2014
The welfare of society was always the alibi of tyrants      , ...talking about  wolves in sheep clothing.     

Do you now understand why I keep pushing that the renewable industry should do more to get the general public educated? Can you see what these fossil incumbents' fear is? Can you see that they are doing the very thing I'm preaching to the renewable industry?

They know that all their money cannot save them from public protest , which politicians cannot ignore, because politicians' very survival depend upon popularity amongst the broad public.

And if it does get ignored, they know it will transform into violent resistance  , and that is the last thing they want, because then they lose whatever control they think they have, and the foundations of their empires start crumbling away.

But if the public is not aware of, and have no knowledge of the REAL reasons why we should go renewable, then power will remain within the realm
of the psychopathic (diminished empathy and no conscience) few, for them to continue manipulate and destroy our existence as they wish and please, all in the name of, and for the sake of, financial greed only. These bastards are blind. They WILL NOT, AND NEVER WILL, understand any reason behind moral decision making if it implies any reduction in the dollar wealth of their small isolated circle.

These WSPA-backed groups should now be exposed to the public as part of an awareness program of the renewable industry. Use these fossil incumbents' own filthy tactics to work against them. Reveal their "alibi" to the people. Those groups are kept in the dark and most people associated with them will dissociate themselves once they begin to see the truth.

Is the truth about our climate, our earth's health, our very survival, not in favor of renewables? Won't it boost the industry?

Can you see the change happen in state subsidies when a whole nation expect his leaders to rule in favor of life, and those leaders know that the nation is aware of, and possess the knowledge of, and expect them to do so?

They get away with murder because we sit idle and wait for santa claus to do something about it. Politicians are voted into power to serve you, my dear friend, not to rule you. Why do you think they rule, and you accept it like that? Its because you have been brainwashed by a little group of psychopaths to believe what they want you to believe. Wake up, stand up, and claim your right to live! Those bastards' money are not going to buy your kids a new climate and a life when nature's photosynthesis process start to collapse! Do you then want to look your sons and daughters in the eyes and say "SORRY"!!!!??


John Nistler

December 4, 2014
Anyone who did not expect a battle or war between the fossil fuel industry and renewable energy must not be experienced with history. Any entrenched group tends to fight against loosing the control, power and income that they maintain. If you have spent 30 years drilling for oil, its difficult for you to see it becoming more difficult to sale your product.

The only real impact that lower fuel prices have directly on renewable energy is to reduce the emphasis for public and electric transportation. Public transportation should be able to stand on its own due to reduced highway maintenance and vehicle costs, reduced air pollution and reduced traffic frustration. The BART in California is a good example of what can be done. Millions move around the south San Francisco Bay area on the BART tram and bus system. Cost of Maintenance per person mile is significantly lower with the BART than with the highways. The DART in Dallas is also a very good example and the Bus System in Fort Worth. Both operating successfully for over 20 years in the middle of oil rich Texas. Traffic and air quality is what sold those systems. 

Job 001

December 4, 2014
Nasty FF/utility tactics noted or to be watched;
Constrained Freedom of Speech by excess moderation of alternate views - noted by Brian and others, example Energy Collective.
Defunding innovative RE - routine in research.
Routine blog overload i.e. utility trolls/obsolete misinformation.
Corrupt Government grant funding and law favoring FF energy subsidy.
News media concentrated ownership by FF troglodytes.
Science like Government "Bought and paid for".
William Fitch III
December 4, 2014
Hi: ...as has, the true concept of telling a lie, along with Ethics, Integrity and ones true beliefs as in sticking to them despite public opinion....


Brian Donovan
December 4, 2014
We need to wake up the sheep. Most folks still do not comprehend and reject the reality that all trillion dollar industries spend billions of dollar per year on pr and influence. They can buy almost anything, anyone, and create alternate realities using the corporate media and fraudulent web sites.

The concept of fraud as a crime has vanished in the USA.

Grace Adams

December 4, 2014
I suspect our federal government will need to both find and prove a renewable energy substitute for oil and practically give it to our ten too big to fail oil firms AND also tax all energy regardless of carbon footprint and devote the revenue to buying fossil fuel reserves as mineral rights to get it off the market in order to sufficiently bribe our too big to fail fossil fuel firms to get out of the way. Joule Unlimited with its GE microbes producing ethanol, gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel might be a suitable renewable substitute for petroleum if it really can get its cost down to $1.20/gallon.

William Fitch III

December 4, 2014
Hi: Grace, you cannot bribe a bottomless pit... you might as well say I am going to end infinity. There is never enough!! That is the whole point! That is why a serial killer kills, and keeps killing... just one more murder will due, but it doesn't... he (Usually) needs to keep killing and killing.. even though he knows it will very most likely mean his own death eventually, he keeps killing... sound familiar... the act of consumption becomes its own reward...

The "Welfare" of Society has always been the alibi of tyrants part 2 of 2
Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23


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