14 Sep '12, 10pm

Here's to Four Decades of Coal Industry Ads Insulting Our Intelligence

Here's to Four Decades of Coal Industry Ads Insulting Our Intelligence

The fossil fuel industry has spent more than forty years trying to clean up its image in the American public eye. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it does so mostly by lying. How does anyone sell anything around here, after all? To celebrate four decades of misleading advertising, Greenpeace dredged up some of the various ads that have circulated over the years. I've pulled out a few of my favorites here—to scan them all, see the group's Quit Coal campaign page . Without further ado, behold nearly half a century of the coal industry insulting the intelligence of the American people: No coal, no TV Greenpeace/via This AEP advertisement from 1974 claims power plants will be shut down due to clean air laws, leading to planned blackouts. AEP lobbied for pollution monitoring at ground-level, instead of on top of smokestacks where readings are more accurate. Take note that the U.S. has b...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/fossil-fuels/heres-four-decades...

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