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By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

You’ve got to feel for the dirty fuel lobbyist, adrift in a world where suddenly oil and coal energy has competition, where emerging clean tech companies are peddling cheap energy solutions like wind and solar power (cheap because they’re renewable and non-polluting) and environmentalists keep jabbering about how carbon in the atmosphere is ruining the planet. Sheesh!

Such a lobbyist needs respite from the tilting political landscape, someone with whom to cuddle up, share their story, bestow with lots of money — like a U.S. Senator or Representative!

What, you say, a match made in Washington? Yes. We know. Often these matches just come together on their own. It all clicks, and everyone — that is everyone from big established polluting industries and everyone who’s the lucky duck plucked from the U.S. Congress for the windfall — is well served. (You didn’t think we really meant everyone, like the public? Silly!).

But sometimes these potentially perfect pairings need a little nudging along.

Now our esteemed elected leaders and the lonely, over-funded lobbyists who crave their love can get help, and just in time for Valentine’s Day! Polluter Harmony, a matchmaking service just for lobbyists and politicians, can help pair up those who want to hold the status quo on dirty energy with those who need to finance their next election (or overseas junket). Neat, huh?

Here’s how pHarmony works.

Who said environmentalists don’t have a sense of humor? I mean, I laughed, I cried, I wished this satire wasn’t so dead on. Leave it to Greenpeace, which by the way has a completely serious goal in mind here, to expose politicians who’ve been corrupted by big dollars from dirty industries.

See more at the website.

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