TYT: ‘I Love Fossil Fuels!’ Oil Propaganda in Kids’ Earth Day Contest

Just as children are finishing up their submissions for the Utah state-sponsored Earth Day poster contest, parents voice concerns over what seems like blatant propaganda from sponsors including the Utah Division of Oil, Gas & Mining and the Salt Lake Petroleum Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

One parent wrote in a letter to The Salt Lake Tribune:

Why is the state backing an ‘Earth Day‘ contest that celebrates fossil fuels, while completely ignoring the adverse effects that their use and extraction can too often have on our air quality, water quality, public lands and the other organisms we share the world with? Shouldn’t Earth Day be about championing things that can help reverse the negative impact of our dependence on fossil fuels?

Frankly, I’m disgusted that the state is backing propaganda like this in our schools.

Watch Ana Kasparian and Dave Rubin (Rubin Report) discuss the story and celebrate Earth Day April 22nd.

Thank you to AATTP for this video.

Check out their site here.

http://aattp.org/tyt-i-love-fossil-fuels-oil-propaganda-in-kids-earth-day-contest/

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