Polluterharmony is pleased as punch to announce this year's polluter lover prize winner! Freddy Kalamazoo/Congressman Upton's love of big polluters like Koch Industries and his relationship with people like American's For Prosperity President Tim Phillips made him a clear choice. Thank you to all who submitted stories of Upton siding with dirty energy and attacking the EPA and those that voted on profiles and success stories on our page. Our local representatives greeted Upton with a basket of goodies today at Coloma Township Hall in Michigan. At the townhall as part of Upton's "listening tour" they even asked Upton questions about his commitment to big polluters in front of other constituents. He was more than happy to oblige and talk about his support for gutting the Clean Air Act. We were also happy to hear the media talking about the delivery and the fact that we will be running the commercial featured on our site all day around Kalamazoo Michigan! Thank you Mr. Upton. For all of you other polluters and politicans, keep those relationships ahead of constituents and you might receive your own gourmet candy coal, multi-use massage and motor oil, or romantic cd of the sweet sounds of industry.
You have seen the member profiles, success stories, and videos that show the polluter-politician love blossoming thanks to Polluter Harmony. Now, we are casting your votes on our profiles, success stories page, and recommendations on twitter (#polluterharmony) to find out who will win our basket of prizes on Thursday. Here is a list of some of the romantic goodies for the one we highlight as our best example of polluter harmony:
Music CD: Soothing Sounds of Dirty Industry
Gourmet Candy Coal
Oil Rig Home Décor Candle
A Romantic Ride for Two on a Bulldozer
Multi-use Massage and Motor Oil
Plush stuffed Dolphin and Pelican Covered in Hazelnut Oil for a snack or snuggling
Safety Goggles and Hard Hat for Deep Drilling Work
Thursday afternoon we will announce our lucky winner!
Are you a lobbyist for the coal industry, looking for the best way to meet members of Congress who will put your dirty energy money ahead of modern environmental standards and their constituents' health? Maybe the chairman of a powerful congressional committee, seeking yet another industry lobbyist to join your staff and help roll back the Clean Air Act, choosing polluters over children's health? Or a giant oil company who wants everyone to forget about that devastating oil spill and need some insiders to pull the strings in the halls of power?
If so, then you need to check out Polluterharmony.com - the #1 matchmaking site for polluters, industry lobbyists, and politicians!
Now for the rest of us, don't worry, everyone can get in on the action. Just in time for Valentine's Day, we've launched the new "Polluterharmony contest" to help expose the special relationships between politicians in Washington, DC and polluters, their lobbyists and campaign contributions.
We launched Polluterharmony last year, featuring a series of videos that highlighted the connections between polluters and politicians - like industry lobbyists writing legislation that would gut the Clean Air Act, oil executives threatening our coasts with offshore oil drilling, and polluters funneling their dirty money to our elected officials.
But this new Congress is on a polluter dating binge, so we need your help to expose the most lurid examples of polluter-politico love. Submitting your polluterharmony suggestion is simple: if you use Twitter, just include the hashtag #polluterharmony and tweet anything that shows a special relationship between polluters and politicians. The best match will get a special Polluterharmony surprise!
Last year, Greenpeace activists delivered a special Polluterharmony message to a favorite polluter destination – Senator Lisa Murkowski's office. Who will get the next polluterharmony delivery? Send your suggestion on Twitter, and be sure to include #polluterhamony so we see it!