The Snake Oil Awards for Public Deception: Nominations Are Open The Snake Oil Awards for Public Deception: Nominations Are Open
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The Snake Oil Awards for Public Deception: Nominations Are Open

by Ben Jervey

October 21, 2010

Is there a dirty, rotten scoundrel of a company that comes to mind when you think of energy greenwashing? 

The Alliance for Climate Projection and Repower America bring you the Snake Oil Awards for Public Deception.

From Deepwater Oil to Upper Big Branch, 2010 has been a year of environmental disasters. But the big oil and coal companies aren't backing down. Shadowy front groups funded by fossil fuel companies and their allies are spending tens of millions of dollars to flood the airwaves with advertising to mislead the public about our overreliance on fossil fuels.

Repower America has had enough, so we’re going to expose the polluters and for exactly what they are: Snake Oil Salesmen. On November 9, we’re giving out the first annual Snake Oil Awards — and we need your help to decide who is the worst of the worst.

First, we need you to help us pick the top four nominees – think BP, Koch Industries, Massey Energy, and other dirty polluters. Then, on November 1, we’ll present the nominees to our members for a week of voting.

Submit your dirtiest, filthiest nominees today.

Ben Jervey More Info

Ben is a writer and editor covering climate change, energy, and environment, and is currently the Climate and Energy Media Fellow at Vermont Law School. He was the original Environment Editor at GOOD Magazine and his work has appeared regularly in National Geographic News, Grist, DeSmogBlog, and OnEarth. He recently worked with the non-profit Focus the Nation to publish an Energy 101 primer. When living in New York City, he wrote a book, The Big Green Apple, on how to live a lower impact life in the city. A bicycle enthusiast, Ben has ridden across the United States and through much of Europe.
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The Snake Oil Awards for Public Deception: Nominations Are Open