Energy Citizens

Energy Citizens - Right BiasRIGHT BIAS

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 reporting of information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.

Factual Reporting: MIXED

Notes: 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. While Energy Citizens doesn’t outright reject climate change, they do use sources that do, such as the Heartland Institute. Further, they have made two mostly false claims according to Politifact. All articles on their blog promote the use of fossil fuels as a way 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 bias and mixed for factual reporting. (D. Van  Zandt 7/30/2017)


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