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    Biden Admin. Sued for Giving Big Oil Green Light to Harass Polar Bears, Walruses

    Biden Admin. Sued for Giving Big Oil Green Light to Harass Polar Bears, Walruses

    By Jessica Corbett A coalition of conservation groups sued the Biden administration on Thursday over the U.S. Department of the Interior’s recent rule allowing fossil fuel companies to harass polar bears and walruses while searching and drilling for oil and gas in the Southern Beaufort Sea. Announced last month by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife […]

    Big Oil’s ‘Wokewashing’ Is the New Climate Science Denialism

    Big Oil’s ‘Wokewashing’ Is the New Climate Science Denialism

    By Amy Westervelt This story originally appeared in The Guardian and is published here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of news outlets strengthening coverage of the climate story. ExxonMobil has been touting its commitment to “reducing carbon emissions with innovative energy solutions”. Chevron would like to remind you it is keeping […]

    ‘Bombshell’ Secret Footage of ExxonMobil Lobbyists Sparks Calls for Climate Accountability​

    ‘Bombshell’ Secret Footage of ExxonMobil Lobbyists Sparks Calls for Climate Accountability

    By Jessica Corbett While ExxonMobil’s decades of sowing public doubt about climate science and the impact of fossil fuels have provoked various lawsuits, secretly recorded videos released Wednesday expose how the company continues to fight against U.S. efforts to tackle the climate emergency. Published by Unearthed, Greenpeace UK’s investigative journalism arm, and the British Channel […]

    Big Oil and Gas Kept a Dirty Secret for Decades. Now They May Pay the Price

    Big Oil and Gas Kept a Dirty Secret for Decades. Now They May Pay the Price

    By Chris McGreal After a century of wielding extraordinary economic and political power, America’s petroleum giants face a reckoning for driving the greatest existential threat of our lifetimes. An unprecedented wave of lawsuits, filed by cities and states across the US, aim to hold the oil and gas industry to account for the environmental devastation […]

    Marathon Petroleum Took Billions in Bailouts, Then Laid Off Nearly 2,000 Workers

    Marathon Petroleum Took Billions in Bailouts, Then Laid Off Nearly 2,000 Workers

    Marathon Petroleum laid off nearly 2,000 workers across the U.S. despite taking more than $2 billion in federal tax bailouts meant to soften the blow of the pandemic, a new report from BailoutWatch says. The company spent millions on lobbying, including on specific provisions in the Cares Act. “Executives receiving this bailout did nothing to […]