"Lobby Groups to Use Town Hall Tactics to Oppose Climate Bill"

"Taking a cue from angry protests against the Obama Administration’s health care restructuring, the oil industry is helping organize anti-climate bill rallies around the nation.

The American Petroleum Institute, along with other organizations such as the National Association of Manufacturers opposed to the climate legislation Congress will consider again in the fall, is funding rallies across 20 states over the August recess.

In template fliers for rallies produced by the API-founded alliance, EnergyCitizens, the public is warned that “Climate change legislation being considered in Washington will cause huge economic pain and produce little environmental gain.”

Other members of the alliance include the National Association of Manufacturers and the America Farm Bureau."

Ian Talley reports in the Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire blog August 11, 2009.

See Also:

"'Energy Citizens' Take Aim at Climate Legislation" (Greenwire)

"Left Wants to Keep Spotlight on Coal Group's Forged Letters" (Greenwire)

"Hoosier Senators Feeling Heat, May Be Hard Sell on Climate" (ClimateWire)

"Reuters  Lobbyists Elbow for Influence on U.S. Climate Bill" (Reuters)

Source: Wall St. Journal, 08/13/2009