Monday, June 20, 2016

ICSC and Peabody Coal

The news is leaking out about how Peabody Coal listed climate change denier organizations among its creditors. Now, the trail is getting tantalizingly close to one of the worst denier organizations - the so-called International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC), a group that has nothing to do with climate science. Among the denier organizations listed in the bankruptcy documents is the anti-science group inappropriately called the Friends of Science Society, a self-admitted fossil-fuel front group.

What does this have to do with ICSC? Well, the two anti-science groups have a long history together and are currently the subject of an inquiry, along with the Heartland Institute, by the Canadian Competition Bureau for propagating false and misleading representations related to several billboards, website representations and a poster made available as a free download on a website. The money trail is getting suspiciously close.

ICSC, if you're not familiar with them, is another fossil fuel front group. It's executive director, Tom Harris, is a paid-shill for the fossil fuel industry with long ties to Heartland, fossil fuels, and tobacco industries. You can read my postings concerning his resume and his actions here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Wow! He's been a busy fellow.

We'll have to keep an eye on him. By the way, I'm wondering if his consulting firm, Complector Communications Inc., will show up in those bankruptcy documents.

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