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Monday, February 27, 2012

3P: The Oil and Gas Industry’s Take on “Dealing with NGOs” -WI- Gogebic

Wait - I have sand in my eyes -... People, Planet, Profit  ... probably will surprise you ... !

When it comes to influencing public opinion, it’s framing that counts. We do it at TriplePundit when we talk about the need for sustainable business solutions, the President does it when he lays the case for his political agenda and NGOs do it when they ask for donations. It’s no surprise that the Oil and Gas Industry does it when they consider public support (or lack thereof) for natural gas development.
It’s not often that one gets to take an inside peek at another organization’s framing, but when you do, it’s enlightening.
This PowerPoint from the recent “Media and Stakeholder Relations: Hydraulic Fracturing Initiative 2011” meeting in Houston is worth a view. The presentation, by oil industry front Energy in Depth is entitled “Understanding, Responding to and Working with Environmental NGOs.”
That’s kind of nice isn’t it? To think that this group is interested in understanding the position of Environmental NGOs. The more optimistic among you might even be thinking that the group is looking for areas of mutual understanding.
So what does this have to do with Wisconsin!  Well I am not sure but from my limited understanding WI has a lot of special sand that is used in "fracking".   There has been a lot of pressure/news about relaxing zoning/regulation rules in WI, even preventing local communities from regulating their backyard.  The same group of special interests that serves the Gogebic Mining game!

WI 1848 Forward: 3P: The #Oil and #Gas Industry’s Take on “Dealing with #NGO s” -WI- #Gogebic : #Walker #DNR vs #47%

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