by Jeff Mann, Online Director, Energy Action Coalition
The votes are in, the ballots are counted, and we are excited to announce the winners of this year’s Fossil Fools Day awards!
And now, the moment you have been waiting for: taking home top honors for Biggest Fossil Fool of the 1% is [envelope, please]… TransCanada CEO Russ Girling!
Russ Girling wins this prize for his starring role in the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline project. This is his first Fossil Fools nomination. We tried to contact Mr. Girling to congratulate him on his victory, but were informed he was busy poisoning communities across the continent, so we are accepting this award on his behalf.
It was a close vote, and the runners up will not go away empty handed. We are proud to award “Top Fossil Fool in a Supporting Role” to Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan for his performance as #1 financier of the U.S. coal industry, and “Top Special Effects” goes to Aubrey McClendon, CEO of Chesapeake Energy, for the flaming tap water and earthquakes caused by his advocacy for shale gas fracking.
Now that we’ve chosen the Top Fossil Fools, it’s time to take action!
In the month of April we will launch creative nationwide actions and online campaigns to expose these Fossil Fools to the the world. These corporate polluters are some of the biggest in the world, so we’re going to need a lot of people to come together to take them on.