2018 Climate Denier Hall of Shame

I have had the pleasure of working with a group who cares very much about our country, called the Cowboys for Liberty. It is a group of volunteers from all over the country, with a high concentration in Texas, that wanted to do more to save the world.

We are rolling out our first project: the inaugural class of the http://www.whydeny.org/ which aims to hold accountable, at least for posterity, if not politically and economically, the worst of the worst climate deniers.

We held a nationwide election and have the highest vote getters as 13 inductees in this original class. The top vote getter is Scott Pruitt, the Administrator of the U.S. EPA, but he has lots of other culprits to share the stage with him. See the names, bios, and the original video on our website, http://www.whydeny.org/

I am asking you to do a couple of things. This is an effort that will succeed through social media. Please forward through your social media channels. I would love if you would let me know what you have done in the social media area.

While this Hall of Shame is initially on-line, we are trying to raise funds (1) for a physical location for the Hall of Shame and (2) for billboards and posters to put up in the inductees’ home towns to get earned media about this effort. https://secure.anedot.com/cfl/hall-of-shame.

Jim Marston
VP, Clean Energy
Environmental Defense Fund

Our mailing address is:
Cowboys for Liberty
1212 Guadalupe St Apt 305
Austin, TX 78701-1805

The electors were selected for the geographic diversity and include a mix of professionals who work on climate solutions and concerned situations from a variety of other fields. We expect the number of electors to grow in the coming years.

Joan Sanger – former ethics professor – Waco, Texas and Santa Barbara, CA
David Butts – David Butts Consulting (political consultant) – Austin, TX
V. John White – Executive Director, Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies – Sacramento, CA
Eric Collier – Neuro-Transformational Coach – Austin, TX
Bruno Vanzieleghem – the Asst. Director of the University of Michigan Energy Institute, Ann Arbor, MI
Gail Bauchman – M.D. New York, NY
Brett Evans – consulting with Google -San Francisco, CA
Jim Jensen – Executive Director Montana Environmental Information Center- Helena, MT
Beatriz Perez – University of Tulsa School of Public Health, Tulsa OK
Susan Glickman –Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, Florida Director of Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund
Gregor Crowder – Computer Consultant, Durham NC
David Kolata – Executive Director. Citizens Utility Board, Chicago
Felisa Mier – Grief Counselor, Durham, NC
Mary Buckley – Director Community Affairs, Denver International Airport -Denver, CO
Nicole Mayo -Manager, The Liberation Prison Project (religion outreach to those in prison) – Cary, NC