pHarmony: Dating for Polluters


Greenpeace’s PolluterWatch imagines a match-making service for legislators and lobbyists, mocking the help that Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) received from from dirty-energy lobbyists in her efforts to bar the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases.

“Lisa’s profile really jumped out at me: willing to ravage the environment, desperate for cash, able to justify her actions with ease,” says an actor portraying lobbyist and former Bush-administration official Jeff Holmstead. “And I thought to myself, ‘Perfect for me.'”

pHarmony: Just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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  • Kate Sheppard was a staff reporter in Mother Jones' Washington bureau from 2009 to 2013. She is now a senior reporter and the energy and environment editor at The Huffington Post. She can be reached by email at kate (dot) sheppard (at) huffingtonpost (dot) com and you can follow her on Twitter @kate_sheppard.