Monday, December 29, 2008

Who Is Amy Broadhurst?

She’s the one leading Big Coal’s blogger brigade:
You can get into the debate. If you are interested in becoming an active member of ABEC’s Blogger Brigade just send me an e-mail to and let me know you’re interested. One of our team members will give you a call and walk you through the process. It’s really easy – and for those of you who don’t already Blog, it is fun! You can join the online debate that’s already going on and you and others can remain anonymous (if you want to) at the same time! We’ll even set up a little competition to see how many Blog entries each person can make.

Oooh sign me up!

I guess it’s not enough to spend millions of dollars a day on public relations and lobbying:

We estimate that the coal and oil industries spent an astounding $427.2 million over the first six months of 2008 to influence public opinion and public policy.

Seems like that money could have gone to a better use, like maybe figuring out a better to dispose of dirty coal ash.

Amy is driving the Big Coal propaganda machine because it's her job, and also, as she writes:

All the visibility we’ve had this year has made the American public more receptive to clean coal. Read how our recent survey shows record levels of support for American coal.

Public support translates into regulatory success. Thanks to your help, a new clean coal plant bringing affordable electricity to consumers is going online in Arkansas.

Thank you, Amy Broadhurst! Here are some pictures that didn’t make it onto her Fickr photostream:

Blog that, beeyatch.

(h/t, Wonk Room)