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USA: Government files lawsuit against oil companies for misleading consumers regarding their role in climate change
Author: Valerie Volcovici, Reuters
"District of Columbia sues four oil majors for misleading consumers on climate change" 25 Jun 2020...
USA: Marathon Petroleum allegedly ran stealth campaign to roll back car emissions standards; inc. company comments
Author: Hiroko Tabuchi, The New York Times
"The oil industry's covert campaign to rewrite American car emissions rules," 13 Dec 2018...
President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement has faced significant criticism from the business community. In advance of the decision, over one thousand companies publicly declared their support for the Paris Agreement and following the...
Author: Koch Industries
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USA: Political funding committee controlled by BP supports candidates who undermine human rights, deny climate science, says Chris Avery
Human rights expert Christopher Avery has raised concerns about support by BP's political action committee for US Senate and Congressional candidates who question the science of climate change, oppose legislation to expand health care coverage, oppose...
USA: Ford cuts ties with ALEC following revelation of funding relationship; NGOs welcome move citing lobby group's climate change denial
Author: Ed Pilkington, Guardian (UK)
"Ford Becomes Latest Major Corporation to Dump ALEC"...
Commentary: "Internal documents show fossil fuel industry has been aware of climate change for decades"
Author: Elliott Negin, Union of Concerned Scientists, (USA)
"Internal documents show fossil fuel industry has been aware of climate change for decades", 8 July 2015...
Author: Roger Harrabin, BBC
Chief executive Paul Polman said governments must set clear CO2 targets to force low-carbon innovation. Speaking ahead of a business climate summit in Paris this week, he urged fellow chief executives to help create a “political licence” for...
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USA: Microsoft leaves business org. ALEC, reportedly in split over climate change & renewable energy
Author: Ari Natter, Bloomberg
"Microsoft Leaves Lobbying Group ALEC Amid Split Over Renewables", 21 Aug 2014 Microsoft Corp. has left the American Legislative Exchange Council because of concerns about the lobbying group's opposition to renewable energy, a coalition of activist ...
Author: Coral Davenport, New York Times
More than two dozen of the nation’s biggest corporations, including the five major oil companies, are planning their future growth on the expectation that the government will force them to pay a price for carbon pollution as a way to control global...