Did Big Oil Swiftboat Van Jones?

A group of global-warming deniers funded and run by a big oil interests is taking credit for the resignation of President Obama’s green jobs advisor Van Jones. In a column on the Fox News website, Phil Kerpen of Americans for Prosperity, a group that claims that climate change is a hoax, called the downfall of Jones “one of the most significant things I’ve ever had the honor of being involved in.” Americans for Prosperity is reportedly funded by the ultra-conservative oil baron Charles G. Koch, who also is the chairman of the organization. The group’s primary mission is to derail Obama’s climate-change initiative, also known as “cap-and-trade.”

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