29 Apr '14, 12am

Wealthy Corporate CEOs Behind Fake Anti-Fracking Ads

The online version of the Post Independent , the local daily newspaper in heavily-drilled Garfield County, Colorado, is prominently displaying black-and-white banner ads that read, “Blowing the Lid off Fracking Colorado.” Readers are led to believe the ads are anti-fracking, but click on them and you're taken to a pro-fracking website, JobCreatorsNetwork.com, that boasts about all the wonderful jobs and economic benefits that drilling and fracking create. Members of Job Creators Network include the wealthy CEO s of major companies like Home Depot, Whole Foods Market, Staples and Best Buy. Members also reportedly have ties to groups like the Cato Institute and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Despite this, the Job Creator's Network website complains that “Today, small business are under fire” from “confiscatory taxes and suffocating regulations…stifling energy costs…” The netw...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/2014/04/28/wealthy-corporate-ce...

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