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Climate Lawyers Take Aim at ‘Green’ Heating Scheme Fed by Incinerator

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Exxon Could Have Helped Stop Climate Change 30 Years Ago, ‘Proprietary’ Docs Show

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Internal Documents Show Big Oil PR Messages Still ‘Mislead’ Public on Climate

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The UK’s Conservative Party received £651,000 from the aviation industry between April and June this year amid doubts over the government’s commitment to cutting...

House Committee Investigates the Role of PR Firms in Spreading Climate Disinformation

On September 14, a congressional committee probed the history that PR firms have played in creating and spreading climate disinformation in order to block...

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