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BP Uses Environmental Front Group to Push BP Propaganda

In BP Oil Spill, Corporate Malfeasance, Environment, News, Politics on June 20, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Here is a video of various quotes/clips (h/t Think Progress) from Quenton Dokken, the executive director of the Gulf of Mexico Foundation, which purports to be a “conservation” group, but what it really appears to be is a cynical front group for the pollution lobby, including of course, BP. Also included in the video is the oil industry’s best friend, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), who has done everything in her power to coddle the industry both before and after the spill. You’ll notice that she tries to sound rational with her “lets not rush to enact misguided laws” rhetoric but it all leads the same place- maintaining a deregulated oil industry.

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From Think Progress:

Shortly after BP’s catastrophic oil spill in the gulf, the New York Times spoke to Quenton Dokken, the executive director of the Gulf of Mexico Foundation, about the environmental impact. “The sky is not falling,” Dokken told the paper, adding “it isn’t the end of the Gulf of Mexico.” ProPublica dug into the Gulf of Mexico Foundation, and reported that the Times had failed to disclose that Dokken and his group are funded by a consortium of oil companies with business in the gulf, including companies involved in the Deepwater Horizon rig, Transocean and Anadarko. Today, the Times reported that the Foundation has been downplaying effects of the spill, possibly because of its funding from oil companies.

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You’d think this kind of nonsense would be illegal or something. Oh, wait, sorry. I forgot, this is an oil company and thus regulations are wrong.

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  1. I’m not the least bit surprised.

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