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Western Fuels Association, The Greening of Planet Earth, Climate Change

1998 Western Fuels Association “The Greening of Planet Earth Continues”

This is a transcript of the short film “The Greening of Planet Earth Continues” released by the Greening Earth Society, as a follow-up to the 1992 film titled “The Greening of Planet Earth.” The Greening Earth Society was a non-profit front group created by the Western Fuels Association to advocate about the environmental impact of CO2 and fossil fuels […]

Western Fuels Association, The Greening Earth Society

1998 Greening Earth Society Promotional Material

In 1998, the Western Fuels Association (WFA) launched the Greening Earth Society (GES) to counter what it considered an “unnecessary fear among the public” of climate change. The same year as its founding, GES published a report titled, “The CO2 Issue,” along with the film, “The Greening of Planet Earth Continues.” The film was a sequel to […]

Western Fuels Association, Greening Earth Society, Climate Science Denial

1998 Western Fuels Association Annual Report

The Western Fuels Association (WFA), a consortium of coal utilities and suppliers, released its 1998 annual report with a clear focus on its newest project, The Greening Earth Society (GES). According to WFA, the GES was created to “convince Americans that warm is good, cold is bad; using more fossil fuels benefits everyone; and by […]

The CO2 Issue, Greening Earth Society, Western Fuels Association

1998 Greening Earth Society Report “The CO2 Issue”

The Greening Earth Society (GES) was created by the Western Fuels Association, a consortium of coal suppliers and utilities, in 1998 to counter what it considered an “unnecessary fear among the public” of climate change. The same year as its founding, the GES published this report, The CO2 Issue, to provide what they deemed to […]

1997 Western Fuels Association Annual Report

In its 1997 annual report, the Western Fuels Association (WFA) attacked efforts to impose regulations on fossil fuel combustion and defended its campaigns to influence the climate change debate through lobbying and public “grassroots” activism. Written in the midst of the Kyoto protocol, this report condemned the Clinton Administration for accepting climate science and attempting […]

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1994 Western Fuels Association Annual Report

In this segment of the Western Fuel Association’s (WFA) 1994 annual report, the association discussed their opposition to the “madness surrounding policy prescriptions emanating from the global warming debate.” Highlighting WFA’s priorities at the time, this report defined the association’s business in two parts: “delivering coal at the lowest possible cost to our members” and […]

Western Fuels Association, Climate Denial

1993 Western Fuels Association Annual Report

In this segment of the Western Fuels Association’s (WFA) 1993 annual report, WFA recounts the beginning of its relationship with climate deniers including Patrick Michaels, Robert Balling and Fred Singer. It states that as part of a “first step” by WFA management, “scientists were found” who were “skeptical about much of what seemed generally accepted […]

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1992 Western Fuels Association “The Greening of Planet Earth”

The 1992 video, “The Greening of Planet Earth,” was produced by the Institute of Biospheric Research (IBR) with funding from the Western Fuels Association (WFA). IBR President and climate change denier Sherwood Idso was heavily featured in the film. The production claimed that increased levels of CO2 would cause a “greening of planet earth,” a positive […]

1991 CATO Climate Denial Conference Flyer and Schedule

This is an advertisement and schedule for a 1991 Cato Institute Conference titled “Global Environmental Crises: Science or Politics?”. The conference was a preemptive gathering before the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. Cato worried the upcoming Rio conference was a sign of “marching toward a new world order […]

Western Fuels Association, Climate Denial

1991 Western Fuels Association Annual Report

In this section of the Western Fuel Association’s (WFA) 1991 annual report, CEO Fred Palmer and Board of Directors President Stan Bazant discussed how the coal industry should address climate change. The two leaders warned of the “huge potential impact of a lopsided global warming debate on coal-based utilities” and defended their efforts to challenge […]