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14 August 2009, 2:35 PM
Secret industry memo reveals "Astroturf" copy-cat incivilities

Unhappy with the Waxman-Markey climate bill, polluting industries are planning their own version of Town Hall disruptions recently seen over health care reform. The goal is to shout down any public discussion of the most important environmental issue facing the world.

Greenpeace obtained a copy of a secret memo allegedly being distributed by the American Petroleum Institute that encourages industry workers to  "aim a loud message at those states’ U.S. senators" with a series of rallies. They want senators to reject "tax increases, and access limitations on jobs and on consumers’ energy costs" and call on sentaors "to oppose unsound energy policy and 'get it right'."

API asks recipients of the secret memo to “treat this information as sensitive and ask those in your company to do so as well… we don’t want critics to know our game plan.” 

Greenpeace responds, “Game plan known.”   

(h/t Desmogblog)
 

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