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Coal Industry Behind Forged Letters to Congressman Asking Him Vote Against Climate Bi

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A firm hired by a coal lobbying group is believed to be responsible for forged letters pretending to be from the NAACP and a local Latino group.

UPDATE: Since this article was first posted, the number of confirmed forged letters has increased to 12. Pennsylvania Reps. Kathy Dahlkemper and Chris Carney, who both voted against the House climate bill, also received fake letters. These letters also appear to be from Bonner & Associates, according to an ACCCE document.
The Sierra Club on Monday petitioned the Department of Justice to investigate letters that were received by Rep. Tom Perriello, a Democrat representing central Virginia. In a letter sent Monday [PDF] to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the Sierra Club asked the department to look into whether the letters, which came to light on Friday, constitute fraud. The liberal activist group MoveOn, meanwhile, is asking its members to sign an online petition urging the DOJ to "conduct a thorough investigation" into Bonner & Associates, the firm responsible for producing the forged letters that were faxed to Perriello's office.

Bonner & Associates has admitted that one of its employees was the source of a letter to Perriello that purported to come from Creciendo Juntos, a nonprofit network that represents the Hispanic community of Charlottesville, Va. Bonner said it has fired the temporary employee who sent the letter.

On Monday, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity admitted that it had contracted with Bonner & Associates to do "limited outreach" on the climate issue. The group denounced the fake letters and said it was considering legal action against Bonner.

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