On the front page of the Seattle Times today, reporter Brian M. Rosenthal has a first-rate investigative look at the supposedly green lobbying firms that are on the payroll of the coal industry.

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  • The Seattle Times article is based on two recent reports from Sightline:

    Rosenthal’s piece is scrupulously even-handed. Yet the bare facts make for a devastating critique of the well-connected PR and communications firms that are doing the dirty work for coal exports in the Northwest.


    Big thanks to volunteer Nick Abraham whose many hours of diligent research made Sightline’s two reports possible. Thanks also to several others who provided us with documented leads and information in support of our investigation into the influence of coal money.