Ever wonder about those so-called public interest groups that are actually backed by the industry they claim to be exposing? There is a group called SourceWatch that keeps track of where information (and misinformation) comes from, and they have a spot on their website that is devoted to just front groups at http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Front_groups
Check out the US examples, one of which is the Greening Earth Society. It's funded by an association of coal-burning utility companies.
Tina Lau, North County Librarian