Stunning Admission Caught on Tape: Peabody Coal’s Climate Denial Marching Orders

By: Wednesday October 9, 2013 5:17 pm

A high profile public relations executive once said, “Nothing, and that means nothing, kills a PR career quicker than lying.”

Funny enough, the same PR flack was caught joking with a coal mining executive about her responsibility to deny climate change science, depending on the audience.

 

Peabody Energy Dumps Retirees and Unions Into Company “Designed to Fail”

By: Monday March 25, 2013 1:05 pm

Peabody Energy, the largest coal company in the US and one of the largest in the world, is once again embroiled in controversy over shady treatment of employees.

In 2007, Peabody Energy created Patriot Coal, a spin-off company comprised of Peabody’s eastern US mines. According to lawsuits involving the United Mine Workers (UMW), Patriot was formed as a place to stash union mines in West Virginia and the Midwest, along with the significant pension and health-care obligations that these eastern mines held.

ALEC Launches Assault on Renewable Energy Industry

By: Tuesday April 24, 2012 5:12 pm

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), as covered previously by DeSmogBlog, is the “Trojan Horse” behind mandating that climate change denial (“skepticism,” or “balance,” in its words) be taught in K-12 classrooms.

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