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Oil industry loves to make ludicrous assumptions about job impact of anti-oil policies

One of the defining features of organized denial is that it’s coordinated and relies on politicians, pundits and industry spokespeople singing from the same hymnal, each validating the other while appearing as though they’re working independently. By Climate Denier Roundup  In Floodlight’s latest investigation, Emily Holden worked with Cooper McKim of Wyoming Public Media to expose […]

The oil industry says it might support a carbon tax – here’s why that could be good for producers and the public alike

The oil industry’s lobbying arm, the American Petroleum Institute, suggested in a new draft statement that it might support Congress putting a price on carbon emissions to combat climate change, even though oil and gas are major sources of those greenhouse gas emissions. An industry calling for a tax on the use of its products […]

March 10th

The Texas blackouts showed how climate extremes threaten energy systems across the US

Pundits and politicians have been quick to point fingers over the debacle in Texas that left millions without power or clean water during February’s deep freeze. Many have blamed the state’s deregulated electricity market, arguing that Texas prioritized cheap power over reliability. By Roshanak (Roshi) Nateghi, Purdue University The Conversation But climate extremes are wreaking […]

March 3rd

Floodlight: Emails reveal gas industry waters down climate plans (After demanding seat at the table)

For ages, the oil and gas industry has told gullible politicians, centrists, pundits, and Very Serious People about how it totally cares about climate change, is really, totally, super serious about supporting a carbon price, and just wants “a seat at the table” with policymakers. API president Mike Sommers said it in a puff-piece interview at the […]

Shell continues to fund climate denier front group (See you in court)

In Shell’s most recent annual review of its trade group memberships, the company said they “have continued to work to ensure our memberships of industry associations support the Paris Agreement.” But as Luke Barratt and Alexander Kaufman at HuffPo revealed last week, Shell is a member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), which as recently as […]

Biden should shut down Line 3 and Dakota Access pipelines to ‘Secure the livable future we all deserve’

Indigenous and climate campaigners who helped President Joe Biden win the White House with warnings about what was at stake in last year’s election are now pushing him to deliver on his campaign promise to #BuildBackBetter by stopping a pair of fossil fuel pipelines and implementing a climate test for federal permits and projects. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams “If we’re […]

March 2nd

Pro-life Christians call on Congress to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)

In late December and early January, over 58,000 pro-life Christians signed a petition calling for the protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Arctic Refuge is a sacred place, and pro-life Christians know that ongoing attempts to open the land to oil and gas drilling is an affront to God’s creation and Indigenous sovereignty […]