Charles Koch and his fossil fuel industry allies are waging a multi-prong attack on clean energy, electric vehicles, and clean car standards, meanwhile working to rebrand oil and gas as "innovative" and "sustainable" solutions.
Campaigns like Energy4US and many Americans for Prosperity efforts are targeting clean energy and transportation policies with deceptive and misleading talking points and coordinated lobbying efforts at the state and federal levels. Meanwhile, a new brand of pro-fossil messaging was reflected in the now-defunct Fueling U.S. Forward campaign run by a team of Koch affiliates and veteran Washington spin doctors. Like other polluter-funded PR efforts, these campaigns seek to present oil and gas as savior fuels without any mention of the well-known impacts of fossil fuel pollution on our air, water, health, and climate.
This DeSmog project seeks to expose the individuals, organizations and tactics behind these PR campaigns, which not only sing the one-sided praises of oil and gas, but also attack electric vehicles, fuel efficiency, consumer choice and the innovative clean energy technologies the public demands and deserves. Read More