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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:31 am    Post subject: Energy companies funding anti-AGW lobbying... Reply with quote

... oops, I meant pro-AGW lobbying:

Lawrence Solomon wrote:
Enron Chairman Kenneth Lay, keen to engineer an encore, saw his opportunity when Bill Clinton and Al Gore were inaugurated as president and vice-president in 1993. To capitalize on Al Gore’s interest in global warming, Enron immediately embarked on a massive lobbying effort to develop a trading system for carbon dioxide, working both the Clinton administration and Congress. Political contributions and Enron-funded analyses flowed freely, all geared to demonstrating a looming global catastrophe if carbon dioxide emissions weren’t curbed. An Enron-funded study that dismissed the notion that calamity could come of global warming, meanwhile, was quietly buried.

To magnify the leverage of their political lobbying, Enron also worked the environmental groups. Between 1994 and 1996, the Enron Foundation donated $1-million to the Nature Conservancy and its Climate Change Project, a leading force for global warming reform, while Lay and other individuals associated with Enron donated $1.5-million to environmental groups seeking international controls on carbon dioxide.
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The first in a continuing series from the Financial Post. Good on them.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The science (of lobbying) is in!! Global warming is (was?) a huge success!

-Mac
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DuPont scored so big on the CFC thing, I know they are looking to repeat that success. Green robber barons I tell you. Robber baron was one of those terms invented by the left to try to disparage capitalism, time to turn it back against those green profiteering bastards.

PS. Or is it green rent seeking bastages?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kwlafayette wrote:
DuPont scored so big on the CFC thing, I know they are looking to repeat that success. Green robber barons I tell you. Robber baron was one of those terms invented by the left to try to disparage capitalism, time to turn it back against those green profiteering bastards.

PS. Or is it green rent seeking bastages?

Both work. :)

-Mac
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