Big Oil’s decades’ old campaign to deny, deceive and delay action on climate change has been thrust into the spotlight again after the Attorney Generals for Minnesota and the District of Columbia (D.C.) both launched legal action against the industry within 24 hours of each other.
When faced with a PR battle, one of the fossil fuel industry’s tactics is to set up a supposed grass-roots organisation or “Astroturf” organisation. So Citizens for the Environment had no citizens in it – it was just a front for big oil and other polluting industries. The Global Climate Coalition was also no such … Read More
As a writer what I find interesting is the corruption of the language and the evidence by the sceptics. Yesterday I posted a blog that was based on Rolling Stone’s list of the people they believe are doing to the most to undermine the international and US domestic effort on climate change. Obviously the post … Read More
As promised from yesterday, here are the top dozen Climate Killers from Rolling Stones list. According to the magazine, “the polluters and deniers are aiding Big Oil and Big Coal’s campaign to block progress on global warming”. I am sure you won’t agree with everyone on the list (as I don’t) so here goes: 1. … Read More
All the news reports this morning are that a deal at Copenhagen is dead. Barack Obama has said that we had run out of time to secure a deal in December. This will please the corporate lobbyists no end. The longer they can delay action on climate the better. But now Copenhagen’s iconic mermaid is … Read More
Will Nicolas Robin of Brussels-based lobbying firm Cabinet Stewart become ‘European consultant of the year’ when the winners of the “Public Affairs News Awards” are announced on 5 July? Mr. Robin has been nominated for his work for the International Council for Capital Formation (ICCF), a subsidiary of the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF).