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Mon May 28, 2012, 12:39 PM

Coal industry pays fake activists $50 to wear pro-coal shirts at public hearing

Climate Progress, via Grist:

Apparently unable to find real activists, the coal industry paid astroturfers $50 to wear pro-coal T-shirts at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearing yesterday.

The EPA hearings, held in Chicago and Washington, D.C., were focused on the agency’s first-ever carbon standards for new power plants. The industry has adamantly opposed these standards, as well as standards on mercury — a pollutant that even Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) admits is harmful.

This year, coal is throwing around its weight by spending tens of millions of dollars on media advertising and political contributions. ................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://grist.org/coal/coal-industry-pays-fake-activists-50-to-wear-pro-coal-shirts-at-public-hearing/

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Mon May 28, 2012, 12:49 PM

1. Duplicate of prior thread in GD

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