This past weekend, the "Republican Times-Disgrace" (aka, "Richmond Times-Dispatch") published a wildly false, anti-EPA, anti-Clean-Power-Plan screed by former Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Doug Domenech (R). I'm not even going to debunk all the lies, craziness and stupidity in Domenech's op-ed, because it's all been debunked a gazillion times, and I'm not going to waste my time and energy with this trash.
More interestingly, IMHO, is that the Republican Times-Disgrace simply listed Domenech as working for something called the "Texas Public Policy Foundation," without disclosing to readers what that "Policy Foundation" actually is and who it's funded by. That, in and of itself, is wildly unethical for a newspaper to do, but sadly, I'm not even surprised at this point.
Fortunately, the amazing resource SourceWatch - which tracks/investigates corporate PR, front groups, etc. - has a detailed page on this group. Here are some highlights...ok, lowlights about these slimeballs.
- TPPF belongs to the far-right-wing "State Policy Network." According to SourceWatch: