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Green Groups Had Cozy Ties With BP
IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 6/21/2010 | Sean Higgins and David Hogberg

Posted on 06/22/2010 9:05:19 AM PDT by Slyscribe

Thanks to the oil spill, BP (BP) is No. 1 on most green groups’ bad guys list. Most have also tried to tie the oil giant to the right, using Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, and his apology to BP last week as only the most obvious link.

But that only tells part of the story. Critics may have called BP’s use of the slogan “Beyond Petroleum” corporate “greenwashing,” but for years BP walked the walk by supporting groups like the U.S. Climate Action Partnership and donating millions to environmental groups. And they never seemed to have a problem

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bp; capandtrade; climatechange; climategate; democrats; ecofascism; energy; envirofascism; environmental; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; greenparty; greens; liberalfascism; obama; oilspill; progressives

1 posted on 06/22/2010 9:05:20 AM PDT by Slyscribe
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To: Slyscribe

Yup. BP is far from a free market company—they are big supporters of cap & tax & further regulation:

2 posted on 06/22/2010 9:06:30 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: jazminerose

Doesn’t Al Gore have some kind of family connection to BP?

3 posted on 06/22/2010 9:14:03 AM PDT by Thurston_Howell_III (Ahoy polloi... where did you come from, a scotch ad?)
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To: Slyscribe

The silence is deafening from them there “green” groups and organizations, huh? =.=

4 posted on 06/22/2010 9:23:49 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Slyscribe

Strange bedfellows.

“The Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) was founded in 1908 following the discovery of a large oil field in Masjed Soleiman, Iran. It was the first company to extract oil from the Middle East. In 1935 APOC was renamed the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC) and in 1954 became the British Petroleum Company (BP), one of the antecedents of the modern BP Plc.”

5 posted on 06/22/2010 9:42:37 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Marty62

What is strange here? The world was very different then.

6 posted on 06/22/2010 10:05:24 AM PDT by TopQuark
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To: Slyscribe

Payoffs to keep the enviros off their backs.

7 posted on 06/22/2010 10:17:16 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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Maybe they should've spent their time and money on actual safety.


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8 posted on 06/22/2010 8:30:17 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (70 mph shouldn't be a speed limit; it shoud be a mandate!)
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