Coal Seam Gas miners are trying a different tactic. They are stooping to new lows by offering sponsored posts to environmental bloggers.
|Typical CSG field
I suspected that something was up when I received this email the other day;
From: Tessa Dhanaraj
Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2013 [3:16] PM
Subject: Project Query for The Greening of Gavin
I recently came across The Greening of Gavin and am interested in working with you to create a post about natural gas. If you’re interested, please let me know your rates for a sponsored post! Thank you.
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Well it turns out that this is the Coal Seam Gas mining companies way of spreading mis-information. So as a service to all eco/green/simple living bloggers, I post the PR company email, just in case you fall for the rouse.
“A blog I read regularly posted a “sponsored” post yesterday about “natural gas”. It wasn’t in her usual writing style, and I strongly suspect she was set up.
LPG, LNG, CSG – I don’t blame you if you are totally confused. That’s what the mining companies are relying on. A quick pea shuffle and they will be allowed to extract a quick, large profit and leave a fracked countryside. There is a very, very well funded PR campaign of misinformation going on to rename coal seam gas as ”natural gas from coal seams”, shortened to “natural gas”, and at the same time to convince the voting, protesting, blockading public that natural gas is clean and green and in short supply. I suspect this is part of the next stage in the campaign – sponsored posts on blogs that people who could be expected to care about the quality of our food producing land, and our environment, read. It’s cynical, ugly, and how big budget advertising messes with democracy.”