Environmentalists have been caught red-handed AstroTurfing over the Pebble Mine project. I guess its just not that easy to get the masses stirred up over their cause, so the environmentalists have stooped to paying people to support their cause – if only on paper.
The Save Bristol Bay Road Show is offering a chance to win some great prizes in exchange for signing a letter in support of stopping the Pebble Mine project in Alaska. The letters, to Washington Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, are literally the raffle tickets for the prizes! You can see their Facebook page here.
The growing sign-to-win controversy draws into question the legitimacy of any outrage over the opposition to the Pebble Mine project. If not illegal, it is certainly ethically questionable.
Interestingly, the sign-to-win dog and pony show is being funded by Robert Gillam, CEO of McKinley Capital Management. Why is the richest man in Alaska funding opposition to mining in Alaska? What dog does he have in this race? It makes me wonder if the #OWS types are just being used to advance the interests of the 1%.
Here is more info on the growing ‘sign-to-win’ controversy at the Save Bristol Bay Road Show.
Please let people know the unethical methods being used to fight against Pebble Mine and other efforts to harvest America’s natural resources. Write about it on your blog, tweet it, Google + it, Facebook it! Let us know if you put up a blog post and we’ll be sure to link back to you.
Thank you for your help in shinning a light on this scam!