PR firestorm: Energy lobby embroiled in Astroturfing scheme

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity is spending $45 million on a PR and lobbying campaign to support coal-generated electricity. The coalition hired lobbying firm Bonner & Associates, which is behind fake letters sent to three House lawmakers in support of a major energy coalition’s position on the climate bill, according to Politico ‘s Chris Frates. The firm has blamed the forged letters on a temporary employee. Mmm hmm …

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