Breaking: Pro-Polluter Lobbyists Posed as Veterans


Just in from the Washington Post:

Congressional investigators today said they have turned up a 14th forged letter that was sent to a Congressional office criticizing the House’s climate change bill, this one appearing to come from an American Legion post in Rocky Mount, Va.

The letter, sent to the office of Rep. Tom Perriello (D-Va.), asks Perriello to “make sure the Waxman-Markey bill includes provisions to promote American energy independence, while protecting already cash-strapped constituents from increases in electricity prices.” It concludes, “Thank you for listening to concerns of vets in your district.”

Once again, the letter has reportedly come from Bonner & Associates, a Washington lobbying firm working for the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. The Washington Post hasn’t yet been able to confirm the forgery directly with the Rocky Mount American Legion Post.

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Published: September 10, 2009