This is a guest post by Marcia Yerman, cross-posted from Moms Clean Air Force.
You would think that with the former CEO of Exxon, Rex Tillerson and the climate denying Scott Pruitt, ensconced in Trump’s cabinet…Big Oil and Gas would be resting easy.
Not so. Continue reading “Koch Bros. “Fueling U.S. Forward” Takes Communities of Color Backwards”
Besides the flashy website and some social media efforts, the Fueling U.S. Forward campaign has been working on the ground to capture the “hearts and minds” of minority communities and promote the benefits of fossil fuels. We’ve been tracking their activities here on KochvsClean—activities that have included a gospel concert and scholarships to African American students.
The Daily Tar Heel, the student newspaper of the University of North Carolina, has a great article this week that highlights another strategy of Fueling U.S. Forward—using the promise of jobs to bolster the image of fossil fuels in minority communities. Continue reading “Fueling U.S. Forward Sells Minorities on the Hope of Fossil Fuel Jobs”
Religious leaders and environmental justice activists in Richmond, Virginia are “pushing back” against the Koch-funded Fueling U.S. Forward campaign’s efforts to target minority communities while promoting the “importance of domestic oil and natural gas to making people’s lives better.” Continue reading “Minority Communities in Richmond “Push Back on Koch Brothers,” Call Fueling U.S. Forward a “Distasteful Effort””
President Donald Trump’s top energy aid—who has worked as a Koch Industries lobbyist—spent the early years of his career peddling climate change denial in conservative newspapers like Human Events and Evans-Novak Political Report. Continue reading “Before Becoming Trump’s Top Energy Aide, Mike Catanzaro Peddled Climate Change Denial as a Writer”