Note: the times, dates and locations of all the upcoming American Petroleum Institute “Energy Citizen rallies” are at the end of this post.
As regular readers will recall, DeSmogBlog was the first blog to report on an API memo obtained by Greenpeace outlining a series of “energy citizens” rallies that would rely heavily on local oil companies bussing in their employees to create the appearance of a grassroots uprising against the Waxman-Markey clean energy bill.
Since then, I have received a lot of emails from oil company employees who know these fake rallies are wrong. Members of the Texas Public Citizen group attended the rally, and as they rightly report these were more like a company picnic than a spontaneous uprising of citizens.
If you’ve received an invitation to one of these energy citizen rallies, send me an email: [email protected] or call me at 778-240-6343 and let me know the details so we can continue to send folks out to report on these company picnics.
Here’s a list of upcoming astrturf events: