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Whatever happened to Mr. Burns? by Chuck Baclagon
August 28, 2009, 5:17 am
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Charles Montgomery “Monty” Burns, is the intensely evil owner of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant and Homer Simpson’s boss. He is a caricature of Corporate America in his unquenchable desire to increase his own wealth and power, inability to remember his employees’ names (including Homer’s, despite frequent interactions) and lack of concern for their safety and well-being.

For me the person of Mr. Burns can be seen in the people behind the American Petroleum Institute.

Below is an interesting video that might help you see the picture of what I am talking about

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Exposed! Big oil’s dirty tricks by Chuck Baclagon
August 20, 2009, 6:18 am
Filed under: Stop climate change | Tags: , , , ,

Greenpeace activists put astroturf and oil company logos in front of the American Petroleum Institutes headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Greenpeace protest calls attention to the US oil industry’s plans to have oil workers attend rallies against U.S. climate action while masquerading as concerned “energy citizens,” faking grassroots support in a practice known as astroturfing.

Greenpeace activists put astroturf and oil company logos in front of the American Petroleum Institute's headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Greenpeace protest calls attention to the US oil industry’s plans to have oil workers attend rallies against U.S. climate action while masquerading as concerned “energy citizens,” faking grassroots support in a practice known as "astroturfing."

Following our exposure of a secret oil industry plan to fake public concern over US climate legislation – we’re putting big oil companies in the spotlight to make sure nobody falls for their dirty tricks. The leaked memo from the American Petroleum Institute (API) revealed its request for members to have employees masquerade as concerned ‘Energy Citizens’ at rallies held across the US this month.

This attempt to deceive politicians and the public by forging a grass roots campaign (known as “astroturfing”) was highlighted by our activists who laid real Astroturf outside the API headquaters in Washington D.C. They also held a sign reading “Climate fraud funded by big oil” and branded the Astroturf with the logos of oil giants ExxonMobil, Shell, BP and Chevron.

Take Action Now! – Tell big oil companies to stop the lies and come clean on climate

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