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." [...]
"We've all seen those angry folks raising heck about health care," said Frank O'Donnell, head of the environmental advocacy group, Clean Air Watch. "So I guess it was inevitable a special interest would try the same thing on the climate legislation," he said in an email.