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Fossil Fuel Industry-Funded Attorneys General Try to Block ExxonMobil Climate Fraud Probe

Elliott Negin | Posted 05.20.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

You could call it the battle of the attorneys general: one side representing the public interest, exactly what attorneys general are supposed to do; the other side representing the special interests, exactly what they are not supposed to do.

ExxonMobil in Denial About Climate Science Denial

Elliott Negin | Posted 12.08.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

ExxonMobil's counteroffensive against allegations it deceived shareholders and the general public about climate change risks has a messaging problem. Company PR flacks just can't get their story straight.

Exxon Has Been Denying Climate Change Longer Than We Thought

Jesse Coleman | Posted 07.08.2016 | Green
Jesse Coleman

Turns out ExxonMobil, one of the world's worst climate polluters, has known about the dangers of climate change since 1981. Yet the oil giant continues to be a major funder of climate change denial today.

Internal Documents Show Fossil Fuel Industry Has Been Aware of Climate Change for Decades

Elliott Negin | Posted 07.07.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

Sen. Whitehouse likened their actions to those of the tobacco companies that conspired to manufacture doubt about the link between smoking and disease when they were all too aware of it. In 2006, a federal district court ruled that the tobacco industry's deceptive campaign to maximize its profits by hoodwinking the public amounted to a racketeering enterprise.

Climate Change Deniers Hate Me. Here's Why.

Connor Gibson | Posted 06.16.2016 | Green
Connor Gibson

"Sold out... ?! No way. Cannot be true." I swore to myself. In all of its awkward history, The Heartland Institute's conferences for climate change deniers have never sold out. This year it did, and I wanted in.

IRS responds to Greenpeace call to investigate Koch brothers' tax-deductible climate denial

Jesse Coleman | Posted 06.21.2015 | Green
Jesse Coleman

Why do the oil and gas billionaire Koch brothers get a tax break for funding climate change science denial? The IRS is finally investigating.

Lindzen Cites Debunked Science to Defend Denier-for-Hire Soon in 'Wall Street Journal'

Climate Nexus | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green
Climate Nexus

Richard Lindzen, an MIT professor and longtime climate contrarian, turned to the Wall Street Journal to rehash a series of oft-disproved claims that deny the growing and now unequivocal evidence of climate change, all in defense of a fellow "skeptic."

Scientific Society Objects to Investigation of Its Anti-Science Members

Brad Johnson | Posted 05.03.2015 | Green
Brad Johnson

The American Meteorological Society's executive director, Keith Seitter, has condemned a Congressional investigation of the potential corruption of scientific testimony on climate change by AMS members.

'Green News Report' -- February 24, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.26.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: VETOED: Obama nixes Keystone XL pipeline bill; EXPOSED: prominent climat...

Senator Calls For Investigation Into The Climate Change 'Denial-For-Hire Scheme'

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Recently released documents show that fossil fuel interests paid more than $1.2 million to fund the research of a prominent climate chan...

Top Climate Change Doubter Didn't Mention That Oil Companies Were Paying Him

The New York Times | Posted 02.21.2015 | Green

For years, politicians wanting to block legislation on climate change have bolstered their arguments by pointing to the work of a handful of scientist...

Did ExxonMobil Break Its Promise To Stop Funding Climate Deniers?

Mother Jones | Posted 08.28.2011 | Green

Back in 2008, ExxonMobil pledged to quit funding climate change deniers. But according to new documents released through a Greenpeace Freedom of Infor...

Greenpeace Unmasks Koch Industries' Funding of Climate Denial Industry

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Since 1997, Koch Industries and its PACs have given nearly $50 million to climate change-denying groups like Americans for Prosperity, known for its role in organizing the tea party movement.

A 20-Year History of Climate Denial Industry

James Hoggan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Hoggan

Greenpeace released a terrific report today on the 20-year campaign by polluters to mislead the public by creating the climate denial industry.

Exxon Funded Think-Tank Chair Will Happer to Testify in Congress on Climate

Morgan Goodwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Morgan Goodwin

Will Happer, as chair of the George C. Marshall Institute, will testify Thursday before Rep. Ed Markey's Select committee as the sole GOP witness argu...