Public relations company Edelman ends work with coal producers & climate change deniers

Author: Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian (UK), Published on: 17 September 2015

“Edelman ends work with coal producers and climate change deniers”, 15 Sept 2015

…The world’s biggest public relations company has decided it will no longer work with coal producers and climate change deniers. Edelman said it believes such clients pose a threat to the company’s legitimacy and its bottom line…The new approach follows a two-year review of Edelman’s operations aimed at protecting what the company calls its “licence to lead”, following negative publicity about its work on behalf of the oil lobby and pipeline companies. The conclusion was that coal producers and climate denial, as well as tactics such as greenwashing, were high-risk…Edelman is also no longer working with the Alliance for Northwest Jobs and Exports, a coalition of coal, mining and rail interests that is lobbying for coal-expert terminals in the Pacific Northwest…“Climate change is not a dichotomy between energy and climate interests. It is a multi-facted issue that touches nearly all sectors and will affect most industries and, more importantly, economies,” [Harrington] wrote.

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