Exxon redux: who knew what and when

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From the Panama Papers to the Pentagon Papers with a stop in between at the internal memos exposed during the states’ litigation against Big Tobacco in the 1990s, industry documents are powerful tools in showing who knew what when – and shifting the tide of public opinion. We’ve reported on Inside Climate News‘ expose and political and legal reactions…
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Climate Policy For Sale?

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A newly released study from the UK-based, non-profit InfluenceMap reveals that just 5 oil industry entities collectively spend an estimated nearly $115 million every year through lobbying and influence to obstruct climate policy. And the report’s team considers this a conservative estimate. Topping the list are the American Petroleum Institute (API) ($65 mill), ExxonMobil ($27…
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More state AGs to go after Exxon

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As we featured back in September, 2015, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists of Inside Climate News outed Exxon for first doing peer-reviewed research into climate change before choosing to invest its time and money into climate change denial groups like the Global Climate Coalition.  Since then, a number of politicians have called for investigation of whether the…
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