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28 Jul 2015

Union of Concerned Scientists report says fossil fuel industry "knowingly worked to deceive public about realities & risks of climate change"

In July 2015, Union of Concerned Scientists released a report, "The Climate Deception Dossiers", claiming that the fossil fuel industry knew about the dangers of climate change, including harms to people and the environment, and took steps to deny public perception about it. The report compiles internal company and trade association documents that were released through public-records requests, litigation and other investigations. Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the following principal companies named in the report to respond:

  • BP - response provided below

  • Chevron - declined to respond
  • ConocoPhillips - response provided below

  • ExxonMobil - response provided below

  • Peabody Energy - response provided below

  • Shell - did not respond

Company Responses

Peabody Energy View Response
ExxonMobil View Response
ConocoPhillips View Response
Chevron

No Response

Shell plc

No Response

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