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Yet another Murray Energy press release posing as news (with evening update)

At the top of this morning's front page is the story:

Judge: EPA Must Identify Coal Job Losses

by energy propagandist and sometimes reporter, Casey Junkins. As he did two months ago, Junkins has rewritten a Murray Energy press release and local Ogden newspapers then call it news.

As with the November article, this one:

  1. quotes the . . .

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January 12, 2017

Surprise, surprise: America's largest coal company has been funding biased environmental research

From today's Guardian:

Peabody Energy, America’s biggest coalmining company, has funded at least two dozen groups that cast doubt on manmade climate change and oppose environment regulations, analysis by the Guardian reveals.

The funding spanned trade associations, corporate lobby groups, and industry front groups as well as conservative . . .

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June 13, 2016

The Wheeling "newspapers" astroturf their readers

(It wasn't the first time and it probably won't be the last)

I've written about "astroturfing" a couple of times. Here's how I explained it back in 2014:

The Online Slang Dictionary defines astroturfing as "the creation of lobbying groups that appear to be separate from corporate interests, but that are actually funded by them. As opposed to "grassroots" political . . .

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June 09, 2016

More coal propaganda from the Intelligencer (with Nov. 21 update)

With conflicts-of-interest, flawed methodology and misinformation -- another biased coal study predicts rising energy costs

The front-page headline yells "Power Plan Hits Home" and the sub-headline warns "Would raise electric rates for residents." Yes, the Intelligencer's front page features another biased energy study. Casey Junkins writes:

As the U.S. Senate this week passed legislation to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from . . .

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November 19, 2015

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