This fantastic article shares 11 corporate videos that utilize “greenwashing” (from Wikipedia, “a form of spin in which green PR or green marketing is deceptively used to promote the perception that a company’s policies or products are environmentally friendly“); The Huffington Post editors help set the record straight by offering commentary and counterpoints on each video.
Source : Huffington Post
Maintaining effective public relations and a positive image with the public are important parts of doing business. But for some companies, this task can prove quite difficult when their products and services clash with public and environmental safety.
For example, ExxonMobil claims environmental safety and low emissions in their ads for natural gas fracking and Canadian oil sands operations. Important figures have come out against both hydraulic fracturing and oil sands production as dangerous practices with lasting consequences.
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Abrahm Lustgarten of ProPublica takes FLYP readers on a journey through Sublette County, Wyo. to take a tour of the wells and hear the voices of residents and experts on the issue.
Source : ePluribus Media
Below is the opening paragraph (about Louisiana) and video (about Texas) from an April 2009 news article detailing cases of cattle being poisoned (and in some cases killed) by frack fluid. The piece is full of links and references – I urge you to read more for a perspective I’d expect will be of particular significance to area cattle farmers.
The drilling crew at a Chesapeake well site in Louisiana was “injecting fluids at high pressure to break down the shale and release natural gas,” when some cattle ingested the fluid and died. 19 of the cattle died.
Between building a house, hanging out with my wife & 3 kids and running several businesses, I still plan to find time to provide a rough edit of tonight’s meeting. Please have patience, but know it’s in the works.
We will provide 2 versions- a short highlights reel of what we deem to be the key questions, and then a chronological copy of all the footage we recorded.