I've written plenty about the seven common propaganda devices and how they're used by transmission developers to facilitate regulatory approvals for their project.
Here's a quick and easy blog post.
Here's a longer, more technical explanation with real life examples from the PATH project that were part of the 2010 ATRR Formal Challenge that FERC granted and set for hearing (propaganda discussion begins on page 15).
Would it come as any surprise that Clean Line Energy is busy sending out promotional information to unsuspecting patsies via its own astroturf front group just days before the Illinois Commerce Commission public hearing?
No. I wish I had a dime for every time I correctly predicted what some transmission owner would do next so that opposition groups could get there first and set an appropriate trap. Me and my Magic 8 Ball would now own our own private island somewhere warm and transmission line-free.
Meet Clean Line Energy's astroturf front group. This group falsely claims:
Consumer Energy Alliance is the voice of the energy consumer. We provide consumers with sound, unbiased information on U.S. and global energy issues. Our affiliates comprise a range of sectors from the energy industry, academia, small businesses, conservation groups to travel-related industries.
I give this an 8 out of 10 on the boldface lie scale. It's only topped by the time one of PATH's front groups illegally claimed that it was a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
FAIL, Clean Line, F-A-I-L!