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The coal industry ghostwrites letters supporting legislation the coal industry ghostwrites.


While they look like they were written by your senator or representative on the state or federal level, in reality these letters were written by lobbyists who work for lobbying or PR firms.

Journalist Steve Horn reports on a series of identical letters sent by government and industry officials supporting a coal-friendly policy, and explains why this copy-paste job mirrors a larger, incestuous relationship between the energy industry and politicians.

Steve just wrote the DeSmog Blog article “Carbon Copy”: How Big Oil and King Coal Ghost Write Letters for Public Officials, Business Groups.

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Steve Horn

Steve Horn is an investigative journalist and research fellow at DeSmogBlog.


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