A shocking scandal surrounds BHP Billiton as the “big miner” is linked to a scandal over lobbying against the US Government’s climate change legislation.
A lobbying firm working on behalf of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity allegedly sent 12 forged letters to members of Congress in the US with the aim of influencing a change of course to ensure a defeat of the US climate change bill.
Serious investigations have been tasked by a congressional committee..
BHP an influential member of the coalition, along with Peabody Energy and Chevron Mining, are operating and occupy mining sites in Australia.
A spokesman for BHP Billiton in Australia declined to comment on the scandal when approached by the Australian press.
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