Skip to comments.Former Green Group Exec Joins Oil Lobby
Posted on 03/01/2010 12:25:52 PM PST by Slyscribe
The American Petroleum Institute announced today that Deryck Spooner will join API as senior director for external mobilization, i.e., the guy who does the grass-roots organizing. Thats news because Spooners previous job was doing the same thing for the Nature Conservancy. As of this writing, he is still listed as a member of the conservancys climate change team. Before that, Spooner did grass-roots organizing for the AFL-CIO and NARAL Pro-Choice America.
API is clearly pleased with its coup, offering effusive praise of Spooner
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Deryck has extensive experience in the strategic and tactical aspects of both political and issue campaigns, said API President and CEO President Jack Gerard. Hes a veteran of coalition building and grassroots mobilization and will play a vital role in our advocacy work at a critically important moment for U.S. energy policy. Were extremely fortunate to have him on our team, Mr. Gerard added.”
this sounds not good...
Unless he got his mind right. Either a plant or a former double-agent.
“grass-roots organizing” for the petroleum industry? Doesn’t sound like anything I recognise.
“plant or a former double-agent”
just a mercenary for hire. petrol wants someone with “green” credentials. no big deal IMO.
API; “Look at the ho we bought.”
He’ll know who to talk to in the regulatory agencies, and how much to bribe the current green politicians. He’d be called a lobbyist, I suspect, but Barry and Nancy have decreed that no one can be called a lobbyist in this most open of all administrations.
... you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows...
Too risky of a move.