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OKIsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 06:56 PM
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WSJ: Lobby Groups to Use Town Hall Tactics to Oppose Climate Bill
Oh, dear God

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2009/08/11/lobby-groups-t... /
August 11, 2009, 6:21 PM ET

Lobby Groups to Use Town Hall Tactics to Oppose Climate Bill

Ian Talley reports on politics.

Taking a cue from angry protests against the Obama Administrations 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.

In template fliers for rallies produced by the API-founded alliance, EnergyCitizens, the public is warned that Climate change legislation being considered in Washington will cause huge economic pain and produce little environmental gain.



The flier says the bill passed by the House in June and expected to come to the floor for a vote later in the year, will cost 2 million American jobs, raise gasoline and diesel prices up to $4, and threaten both U.S. competition and energy security.

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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 06:58 PM
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1. Yeah...
who didn't see that one coming?
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 07:14 PM
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2. well, we were right all along... Corporate America is waging a war against Americans
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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 07:25 PM
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3. I can haz Death Panel now?
Please?
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 11:23 PM
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4. Ludicrous - you conspiracy theorists are all the same!
Like oil companies would resort to something like this, just because something challenges their livelihood - whether it's climate change legislation, electric trolley cars, or even electric cars...

:D
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