Big Oil PR favors climate initiatives, but its lobbying undercuts them

  • Published on November 3rd, 2015

By Meteor Blades

Report shows oil giants publicly support climate initiatives and privately lobby against them The report by InfluenceMap is titled exxon knew about climate change“Big Oil and the Obstruction of Climate Regulations”:

The energy majors’ strategy (Shell, BP and Total) leading up to Paris 2015 is to call for a price on carbon. Behind the scenes, however, all are systematically obstructing the very laws that would enable a meaningful price. This report examines this obstruction, how trade associations are playing a key role and serious misalignment by Shell and Total with their own trade associations on climate policy. InfluenceMap’s research, backed by analysis of over 10,000 points of evidence, shows all three are obstructing key climate regulatory measures directly and through trade bodies, as are ExxonMobil and Chevron, the two US majors not signed on to the price of carbon message.

About the Author

Meteor Blades is a writer and contributing editor at DailyKos. He believes there is something profoundly wrong with our system. - the unchecked accumulation of wealth and power into the hands of a very small group of corporate business interests has contributed to the wholesale corruption of our political system. For an understanding about the level of corruption in our country, he encourages you to view these two PBS documentaries: (1). ,The Untouchables; (2) The United States of ALEC.