The Hawthorn Group

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The Hawthorn Group is an international public affairs firm that applies a grassroots, campaign oriented approach to corporate public relations.


The Hawthorn Group's clients include the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE). "During the campaign a subcontracted PR firm, Bonner and Associates, forged letters from minority groups and sent them to Representative Tom Perriello (D-VA), asking him to oppose climate legislation. ACCCE members include American Electric Power , Caterpillar, GE and Union Pacific Railroad." [1]


For the ACCCE effort, in 2009 the Hawthorn Group's subcontractor Bonner and Associates sent forged emails aimed at influencing U.S. climate legislation.[2]





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  1. "The Politics of Climate Change", O'Dwyer's Magazine, Feb. 2010.
  2. Markey Expands ACCCE Investigation From Forged Letters to Lobbying Disclosures. New York Times (2009-10-26). Retrieved on 2009-12-12.
  3. Our People, The Hawthorn Group, accessed February 2008.
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