The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) — the coal-industry front group that greenwashes coal pollution and fights climate action — is seeking a new president. After 17 years at the helm, president Steve Miller is retiring a millionaire.
On Craigslist, a job posting for Steve Miller’s replacement to be the president of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity has appeared:
Are you a motivated go-getter who hates to let facts stand in the way of profits? Are you good at making something out of nothing? Do you sleep soundly at night, no matter what you’ve done? Do you reject the global anti-capitalist “science” conspiracy? Are you comfortable around unicorns, centaurs, and other so-called “mythical” creatures? Do you have experience in the tobacco industry?
If you answered yes to those questions, we want to hear from you. The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity is seeking a new President of our trade association to continue our work promoting a product that doesn’t actually exist: clean coal electricity. The ideal candidate would be able to alter the long-standing ironclad laws of chemistry to create clean coal (through magic or otherwise), but we’ll settle for someone that can say it exists with a straight face.
The apocryphal job posting continues with “key responsibilities” like “denying climate change over and over again.” Compensation? “Look, let’s just say you’ll be in that 1% those hippies are always talking about and Mitt Romney will not be uncomfortable around you.”
Miller was paid $1.65 million in 2010 as the group spent $45 million on lobbying, ads, Astroturf efforts, and campaign contributions. ACCCE spent $10.5 million lobbying Capitol Hill on climate in 2008 — more than any other organization solely dedicated to the issue. ACCCE’s accomplishments under Miller include clean coal carols, impersonation of veterans’ groups, and fomenting Tea Party disruptions of town hall meetings.
Download a copy of the parody “job posting” for ACCCE’s next president.