For several years now, we’ve been making the case that the clean energy industry has to dramatically scale its advocacy investment to meet an aggressive disinformation campaign trained against it by the fossil lobby. We’ve found increasing receptiveness to that message, but we still run into people who think we’ve got tin foil on our heads. The refrain goes something like this: “Who’d want to do such a thing to wind, solar and geothermal power?”
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar says reports that the U.S. government has approved BP's (NYSE: BP) requests to resume drilling at its existing wells in the Gulf of Mexico are inaccurate.
Apparently taking a page out of the Exxon handbook, BP has now begun buying up scientists from universities along the Gulf Coast in an attempt to prevent them from testifying in court about the dangers of their oil spill.
The Gulf of Mexico oil spill that resulted from an explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon off the Louisiana Coast is said to have surpassed the Exxon Valdez as the worst in U.S. history.
Written by Stacy Clark, Dallas
Observing the unimpeded hydrocarbon cocktail and chemical chasers rapidly dispersing in the Gulf, one wonders what all of this is costing us.
And, it’s a valid inquiry.