Citizens calling 866-363-4648 will have the option of reporting if they themselves were a victim of a forged letter or have knowledge of one; if they have knowledge of or witnessed an event staged by the American Petroleum Institute or oil and coal interests under the guise of being a true citizen-grassroots event; if they were coerced to attend such an event or denied access to one; if they are energy company employees or contractors and want to leave a tip about unethical or possible illegal activity or if they want to report other instances of fraud or deceptive tactics including misleading ads, mailing, or calls they may have received.The American Petroleum Institute wasn't related to the letters case; NWF has accused it of recently launching an anti-climate-legislation "front group."
Citizens can also e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff from NWF, NAACP or Center for American Progress Action Fund will review all tips that come in and take appropriate follow-up action.
Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), the chairman of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming who received one of the letters, is investigating...we'll see if any previously unsuspecting nonprofit groups come forward with leads.
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