Sunday, July 31, 2016

ALEC in Indianapolis:  ExxonMobil and the #WebOfDenial

In the face of government investigations, publish outrage, and bankruptcy, companies like ExxonMobil, Koch Industries and Peabody Energy are plotting their self-defense strategies at the American Legislative Exchange Council's 2016 annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.

ALEC Indianapolis 2016 sponsors (Credit: Click to Enlarge.
This month, nineteen United States Senators called attention to the Web of Denial, a network of front groups that oppose any productive action to combat climate change.  Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) led the charge, building upon his weekly “Time To Wake Up” speech series on global warming, flagging the front groups that peddle climate doubt for their clients in the oil, gas and coal industries.

One of the top groups obstructing any form of progress is the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC.  ALEC convened its annual meeting in Indianapolis this week, where it hooks state politicians up with lobbyists from Koch Industries (and its many nonprofit tentacles), Peabody Energy, tobacco companies, pharmaceutical companies and other industries looking to put pro-business policies  in the hands of state politicians.

Conference Cash from ExxonMobil and the #WebOfDenial
The Center for Media and Democracy revealed that ExxonMobil is a top sponsor of the conference.

Read more at ALEC in Indianapolis:  ExxonMobil and the #WebOfDenial

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