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GRAPHIC: Six Degrees of Separation Between Ethical Oil and Conservatives

Posted: 01/17/12 04:20 PM ET

There has been some great work done recently exposing the web of connections between the Canadian Conservative party and the Ethical Oil tar sands PR campaign.

See in particular the work by Emma Pullman and Deep Climate.

This builds on a post I wrote about former Ethical Oil front-man Alykhan Velshi, who curiously left the warm embrace of the party for a few months to poke his finger into various eyes before returning to the Prime Minister's Office.

For those of you looking for a simple way to represent these ties, here is a graphic that tries to capture some of the main ones uncovered so far. Please pass it around so that some daylight shines into this dirty business.

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