Coal Industry Pays People to Wear Their T-shirts
With no support for their agenda, big coal pays people to pretend support.
Fifty bucks for you if you wear our t-shirt
At an Environmental Protection Agency hearing Thursday, May 24th, the coal industry, unable to find any supporters to attend an environmental hearing, advertised on Craigslist for individuals who would be willing to pose as supporters of the industry if they would wear t-shirts extolling the virtues of coal. The ad promised fifty dollars and a free lunch to anyone willing to wear the t-shirts at the meeting.
The ad read: "People need to attend a public meeting.
Looking for people, THIS THURSDAY, MAY 24, who want to make a couple of dollars for a few hours of your time.
All you need to do is wear a t-shirt in support of an energy project for two hours during the public meeting. We will be departing for Tinley Park Convention Center at 8:15 am for the meeting and we will be back by 1:30 pm. For your time we willpay you $50 cash and provide you lunch once we return to the convention center.
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