Plan to discredit anti-drilling groups comes to light

The plan, contained in a document released to The Associated Press, anticipated the “eco-left” would try to slant news coverage, incite public panic over health risks and physically halt drilling.
Associated Press
Feb 15, 2014

 

A strategic plan drafted by Ohio regulators last year would have discredited environmental groups and state lawmakers opposed to drilling in state parks and forests with help from energy company Halliburton, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and an industry association.

The plan, contained in a document released to The Associated Press, anticipated the “eco-left” would try to slant news coverage, incite public panic over health risks and physically halt drilling.

An Ohio Department of Natural Resources spokesman said Friday the agency never followed through on the strategy.

The plan would have enlisted “allied groups” that included Halliburton, state, national and local chambers, and the Ohio Oil and Gas Association to combat efforts by environmentalists and Democratic state lawmakers.

Comments

Maggdi

So the only quotes offered in this article are "eco-left" and " allied groups". You would think that with the entire document and as inflammatory as it is being made to sound, there would be much more to quote than this thin gruel. I don't know where anyone would get the idea that the media might try to slant news coverage....
Oh! I see it now... HALLIBURTON!!!!!!
There's your boogie man! Go to it friends of the earth.....

Licorice Schtick

Over 5000 stories of people and families harmed by this industry - http://pennsylvaniaallianceforcl...

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JudgeMeNot

Scare-tactic propaganda.

EdO's

Halliburton. 'nuf said. Bringing war and environmental destruction in the name of big money for corporate owners.

Contango

Re: "corporate owners."

You mean like public ee. pension plans and mom and pop investors?

Who do you think invests in publicly owned corps?

Yea, let's throw those 75,000 ees. onto the unemployment line eh?

EdO's

No. I mean like Halliburton and Raytheon...the war and environmental destruction machines. Add Dow Chemical, Bayer Science and Monsanto to that group. Look up who owns and runs them and what kind of money they have. The 1%'s my friend.

Contango

Re: "The 1%'s my friend."

ONLY the "1%" own shares of public corps.?

In addition to the above mentioned; what about workers with 401(k)s and IRAs????

Quit listening to the lies of left, many of which are wealthy in their own right.

H*ll, 7 of the 10 richest members of Congress are Democrats. :)

The Big Dog's back

So even if it kills us, the bottom line for pooh is the almighty dollar. Thanks pooh.

Contango

Re: "So even if it kills us,"

Halliburton's out to kill you, dimwit? lol

Better tell the public employee pension plans to sell their shares of stock in oil and gas cos.

Better tell Al Gore to sell his Occidental Petroleum stock that his daddy gave him. Hypocrite.

http://www.democracynow.org/2000...

Licorice Schtick
Contango

Should one assume that you use no petrochemicals in your daily life?

Download a file off the web from an unknown person? What are you, crazy?

JudgeMeNot

Scare-tactic propaganda.

KURTje

All hail the Koch brothers.