Polluter Fraud Citizen Tip Line LaunchesSeptember 02, 2009
Lobbyists funded by the coal industry are under investigation for forging letters to Congress — going so far as to falsify and steal the letterhead of civil rights, senior, and other interest groups and send letters on their behalf to members of Congress. Recent weeks have also seen the American Petroleum Institute create a new front group in an effort to manufacture opposition to comprehensive climate and clean energy legislation.
Now AAUW, the National Wildlife Federation, the NAACP, the Center for American Progress Action Fund, and the Sierra Club are joining forces to help average citizens blow the whistle on deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal tactics being perpetrated by big polluters and their lobbyists to strike down clean energy innovation. The tip line (866/363-4648) launches on Thursday morning with an informational teleconference.
For information about joining the call, please see the press release.