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Smoke and Mirrors: Obama DOE Fracked Gas Export Study Contractor’s Tobacco Industry Roots

National Economic Research Associates (NERA) Economic Consulting, has a long history of pushing for deregulation. Its claim to fame: the deregulation “studies” it publishes on behalf of the nuclear, coal, and oil/gas industry
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Smoke and Mirrors: Obama DOE Fracked Gas Export Study Contractor's Tobacco Industry Roots (via Desmogblog)

At first, it was kept secret for months, cryptically referred to only as an “unidentified third-party contractor.” Finally, in November 2012, Reuters revealed the name of the corporate consulting firm the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hired to produce a study on the prospective economic impacts…



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Avatar of MGx Posted by on January 25, 2013. Filed under Energy,Featured. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

One Response to Smoke and Mirrors: Obama DOE Fracked Gas Export Study Contractor’s Tobacco Industry Roots

  1. The Reminder Reply

    January 25, 2013 at 11:29 am

    The PR company choice shows who is really controlling this country. Big oil/gas has a lock on most of our elected leaders. The DOE is being run by the energy lobbies, those people in charge have a direct line from their current jobs straight back to the oil company’s. Obama knows this will cost the country dearly, but they have hamstrung him. This article just proves that the decision to export is not in the hands of the locals, it will be a decision made in Washington, our local economy will continue to be held hostage or you may prefer the term in reserve.

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