Last updated on June 30th, 2021 at 08:04 pm
These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports, and omit information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate Energy Citizens Right Biased based on editorial positions that favor the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting based on poor sources who routinely fail fact checks and questionable views regarding climate science.
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Energy Citizens is a coalition of business organizations, anti-tax groups, and transportation companies that oppose a cap-and-trade plan while promoting increased domestic fossil fuel production. According to their mission, “We are passionate and determined to see our nation develop balanced energy policies that strengthen our communities, support our families and make our nation more secure. We encourage discussion about our nation’s energy issues.”
Funded by / Ownership
Energy Citizens lack transparency as they do not clearly disclose funding or ownership, but they are published by the American Petroleum Institute, promoting fossil fuels. Donations generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
While Energy Citizens doesn’t outright reject climate change, they use sources that do, such as the Heartland Institute. Further, they have made two mostly false claims, according to Politifact, over a decade ago. All articles on their blog promote the use of fossil fuels to help the economy and sustain growth. They do not state an official political affiliation; however, support for these issues is usually affiliated with the political right. Based on a few failed fact checks, poor sourcing, and supporting positions of the right, we rate Energy Citizens’ right biased and mixed for factual reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the last 5 years
Overall, we rate Energy Citizens Right Biased based on editorial positions that favor the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting based on poor sources who routinely fail fact checks and questionable views regarding climate science. (D. Van Zandt 7/30/2017) Updated (6/30/2021)