Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Covert Oil Refiners Campaign
As reported at the Vancouver Observer, Tar Sands crooks like Suncor joined fellow American Fuel and Petroleum Manufacturers members, i.e. Exxon, in a 2018 campaign to weaken emission standards in the US, and a 2016 battle against regulation of U.S. power plant pollution.
The U.S. campaign included Facebook ads featuring U.S. President Donald Trump and the message in all capital letters, “support our president’s car freedom agenda!" ...The New York Times reported that over 3,300 public comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation could be traced to the petition.
The ads identified themselves as coming from an organization called Energy4US. ProPublica reported on Nov. 1, 2018 that there was no such company or organization, and that the group "appears to be a front" for AFPM. It noted the Energy4US website was registered to AFPM, and it is first on its list of “coalition members."