New environmental dating site matches fossil fuel industry lobbyists, elected officials
I’ve never been involved in either of two trends that have exploded in recent years: internet dating, and lobbying of federal officials by fossil fuel-based energy-producing companies. But I just learned about a new website that links the two. The site, Polluter Harmony, says it “is the #1 matchmaking site for polluters, industry lobbyists, & politicians.”
Although I’m married, I couldn’t resist checking it out just out of curiosity. “Success story” testimonials include “Lisa Murkowski, matched since 2004” with a lobbyist named Jeff. Very moving and persuasive, I think. The actual matchmaking component of the site seems to lack functionality, though, which will be disappointing to anyone hoping to create his or her perfect match.
Sean B. Hecht is the Co-Executive Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, Evan Frankel Professor of Policy and Practice, and Co-Director o…READ more