Lobbyists Caught in Fake Letter Campaign

Coal Group Is Linked to Fake Letters on Climate Bill
by Stephanie Strom
The New York Times
August 4, 2009

05charity.inline.190A trade group representing coal producers and power companies says that it indirectly hired a lobbying firm that sent fake letters to lawmakers purporting to be from nonprofit groups opposed to climate-change legislation.

The group, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, said in statement Monday that it was considering legal action against the lobbying firm.

On Tuesday, staff members across Capitol Hill combed through constituent mail in search of other fake letters. The search began after three members of Congress said they had received them. Continue reading “Lobbyists Caught in Fake Letter Campaign”