Aussie astroturf in action

Last year I wrote:

The Australian Environmental Foundation is a brand new environmental organization. Unfortunately they have chosen a very similar name to the long established Australian Conservation Foundation, so similar that the ACF has sued for trademark infringement. Probably the best way to keep them apart is to remember that the Australian Conservation Foundation is a grass roots organization with a goal of preserving forests, while the Australian Environmental Foundation is an astroturf organization with a goal of preserving logging companies.

The AEF has now handed out its first environmental awards and one has gone to ... a logging company. Seriously, this is like the CEI giving an environmental award to Exxon.


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