Tell Coca Cola: Don’t Be a Soda Jerk on Pollution

Two disturbing new stories came out recently illustrating industry attempts to block efforts to clean up our environment.

It was reported in the New York Times that Coca Cola, who made a whooping $2.2 billion in profits in the last quarter alone, used their financial influence to squash the National Park Service’s attempts to ban the selling of plastic bottles in the Grand Canyon.

This isn’t the first time Coca Cola has stood in the way of pollution prevention efforts. At the same time as they were lobbying the National Park Service, the company was pushing the T.V. show American idol to pull the plug on a public service announcement urging viewers to reduce their use of single-use plastic items.