On April Fools’ Day, the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Department is releasing, “Fossil Fueled Foolery: An Illustrated Primer on the Top 10 Manipulation Tactics of the Fossil Fuel Industry.” Read the report here
The report takes aim at the well-documented strategies and tactics employed by fossil fuel companies, lobbyists and advocates to manipulate communities, policy makers, and academia in ways perpetuating polluting practices that harm communities and the environment.
“One of the most duplicitous strategies of the fossil fuel industry is manipulating messaging which feigns concern for the welfare of low income and communities of color. This is a self-serving effort to maintain their wealth,” says Kathy Egland, Chair of the NAACP National Board Committee on Environmental and Climate Justice. “The unmitigated gall, to use as pawns the very demographics that they have caused such disproportionate harm through their polluting practices, reflects the low levels to which they will sink. Greed has no moral or ethical bounds, and we will continue to expose their foolery in seeking to deceive our communities,” she added.
Read the whole release here and link to the report: NAACP | New NAACP Report “Fossil Fueled Foolery”: Group Highlights Top Ten Ways in Which Fossil Fuel Companies Fool the Public