Excerpt: How the PR Industry Has Helped Big Oil Transform the Way We Think About the Environment: DeSmog

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“Powered by fossil fuel funding, PR agents have used astroturfing,
“manufactured consent,” and other techniques to furtively shape public
perceptions in favor of their polluting clients.”


“Since 2008, the American Petroleum Institute (API), which is the U.S.’s largest oil and gas trade group, has paid
the world’s largest PR firm, Edelman, $439.7 million. API isn’t the
only group in the oil and gas sector to have paid a PR firm for its
services. And Edelman isn’t the only PR firm to have received money from
the oil and gas sector. 

For decades, fossil fuel companies have been using PR firms to
polish, reinvent, and fabricate their image; protect their reputation;
and greenwash their activities, in ways that we are still trying to
fully understand.”


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