Green Decoys

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This article is part of the Center for Media & Democracy's spotlight on front groups and corporate spin.

Green Decoys describes itself as a group devoted to showing how "radical environmental activists have found a convenient camouflage for their agendas."[1] It claims that "a slew of activist organizations—some old, some new—are trying to influence the public and policymakers by appearing as 'sportsmen' groups when discussing land use, energy, and other policies. Far from groups representing mainstream hunters, anglers, and other sportsmen, however, these groups serve as camouflage for radical environmental interests."[2] It specifically targets the Izaak Walton League, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, Trout Unlimited, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, and Bull Moose.

In a February 11, 2014 blog post on The Hill, Will Coggin, a senior research analyst for the Center for Consumer Freedom, charges that "left-leaning foundations have now found their own camouflage among a traditionally right-leaning community: Sportsmen’s groups."[3] According to the article, Green Decoys is operated by the Center for Consumer Freedom.

Green Decoys is a project of the Environmental Policy Alliance. The project's only public contact is Banks Woodruff, who is an employee of Berman & Co.[4]. His email address is from the Center for Consumer Freedom, a front group run by Rick Berman's PR firm Berman & Co. for the restaurant, alcohol, tobacco and other industries.

Contact Details

Green Decoys
Media Contact: Banks Woodruff
Phone: (202) 463-7112
Email: woodruff@consumerfreedom.com

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References

  1. Green Decoys, "Home Page", Green Decoys, accessed February 20, 2014.
  2. Green Decoys, "Green Decoys Report", corporate website, accessed February 20, 2014.
  3. Will Coggin, "Green Decoys wear sportmen's camo", "The Hill", February 11, 2014.
  4. LinkedIn, "Banks Woodruff", LinkedIn Profile, accessed February 25, 2014.