On Monday, Robert Murray, President and CEO of coal giant Murray Energy Corporation, called Tesla Motors a “fraud” on CNBC, going on to bash the company for failing to yet turn a profit despite subsidies. Continue reading “Murray vs. Musk: Coal CEO Calls Tesla a “Fraud,” Doesn’t Mention Subsidies for Failing Coal”
While Charles Drevna was unveiling the Koch-funded Fueling U.S. Forward campaign to attendees at the Red State Gathering, he used a curious term to describe nonrenewable resources with limited reserves and wide-reaching environment impacts:
“We need a sustainable energy to ensure the future of the country. Folks, that’s of course the fossil fuels.”
As Sharon Kelly reported first for DeSmog, Drevna then proceeded to refer to fossil fuels as “reliable, abundant, efficient and sustainable fuels.”
The rhetoric provides a glimpse of how Fueling U.S. Forward organizers hope to “rebrand” oil and gas in their effort to bolster public opinion of the fossil fuels. Stay tuned to KochvsClean.com as we track the Koch-backed efforts and counter the fossil-funded PR campaign.
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The Koch brothers, known for their efforts to buy political support for the oil industry and attack renewable energy, now have a new organization dedicated to attacking clean energy policies, including those supportive of electric vehicles. Continue reading “With Kochs Now Attacking Electric Vehicles, Utilities Should Reexamine Their Friends”
Who is behind Fueling U.S. Forward? Where does the money come from? The ideas and influence? How is it connected to the Koch brothers, Koch Industries, and the network of organizations funded by Koch? Using LittleSis, a database that reveals connections between powerful people and organizations, we can map out the network of individuals, companies, and organizations that helped launch Fueling U.S. Forward. Click through the interactive map below to learn more. Continue reading “Network Map of the Koch-Funded Fueling U.S. Forward Campaign”