The Environmental Law & Policy Center was the first to get word of a pro-coal group offering people cash and a free meal to show up to yesterday's Environmental Protection Agency hearings in Chicago and DC. Sure enough, a little intrepid internet snooping revealed Big Coal's dynamic plan for engaging new supporters: "put on this t-shirt, don't ask questions, and we'll pay you 50 bucks."
ORIGINAL: By the good people over at the Sierra Club. You can check out the full story here. Sadly, this isn't the first time the coal industry has tried to fake a grassroots campaign. You can learn more about their past efforts here.