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Fake environmentalist Mike Shellenberger spreads fake talking points to promote lie-filled book

We first mentioned nuclear power-lover and renewable-hating former environmentalist Michael Shellenberger back in 2015, when he accused the Pope of blasphemy (among other things). By 2018 his anti-renewable schtick was catching on with the paid-by-fossil-fuels denial crowd, for example in his embrace of pollution-publicist Steve Milloy’s argument that a little nuclear radiation is perfectly safe. By Climate Denier Roundup Now […]

DC joins the ranks of lawsuits against ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP and Shell for funding climate denial

After Minnesota filed a climate denial suit against API, ExxonMobil, and Koch Industries, DC followed with a suit of its own against ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP and Shell. Both suits are based on local consumer protection violations, which means that these aren’t cases of the industry being sued for the climate damage done by its product (a federal […]

MN sues Koch, API, ExxonMobil for Climate Denial campaigns they’re STILL obviously running

Wednesday, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison filed a consumer protection/fraud and false advertising lawsuit against API, ExxonMobil, Koch Industries and Koch’s Minnesota subsidiary Flint Hills Resources for “deliberately undermining the science of climate change, purposefully downplaying the role that the purchase and consumption of their products played in causing climate change and the potentially catastrophic consequences of climate […]

PR Shop Accidentally Includes Chevron Disclaimer I Anti-Green New Deal Pitch

With environmental and climate groups finally making a bigger push to address environmental racism, and standing in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives, deniers have found their very clever response: it’s not pollution, but environmental policies that hurt Black communities. By ClimateDenierRoundup To be fair, when people like industry-funded CFACT’s Paul Driessen talk about how renewables […]

Pro-polluter tag-team of Milloy and Zycher remind us why RealClear is RealBad

With the Daily Caller supposedly pivoting to more respectable and non-partisan content, you might be wondering where the PR agents for pollution will go to publish their “I reject your reality and substitute my own” takes now. It’s increasingly looking like the RealClear franchise is earning its Koch money. Its publication of only-barely-veiled fossil fuel propaganda hasn’t slowed […]

SCOTUS greenlights another pipeline, WSJ celebrates (while dissing the Lorax)

On Monday night, the Wall Street Journal editorial board confirmed that it is, in fact, every bit the villain that children’s stories warn about. And what’s more, they know it. Because in addition to an editorial sarcastically congratulating Justice Elana Kagan for persuading Neil Gorsuch to ‘rewrite’ the Civil Rights Act and confirm that gay and transgender people […]

“But her emails”! Seriously, Daily Caller goes there. Again. Against Lisa Jackson.

On Friday morning, we laughed at the Daily Caller’s new majority owner Neil Patel claiming the now-Tucker-Carlson-Free outlet will “not be partisan in any way.” How long did it take before our skepticism was justified by an obviously partisan story? Approximately seven hours and 45 minutes. By Climate Denier Roundup On Thursday, Apple tapped its environmental director […]

Big oil invokes “fairness and equality” (meaning subsidies for THEM but not for clean energy)

Issues of justice and fairness are never as simple or easy as one might hope. The transition from gas to electric vehicles is no exception, particularly given the long history of highways and urban development as tools of white supremacy. So now, we need to be careful that electric vehicle policy doesn’t harm anyone, intentionally or otherwise. Concerns about the fairness […]

Racist Tucker Carlson sells his stake at climate denying Daily Caller (And lies about it)

Over the years, we’ve spent a lot of time calling out the Daily Caller for its misogyny, white supremacy, climate denial, fake–fact-checks, Trump EPA bootlicking, its repeatedly pitiful, mean, and hilariously backfiring gotcha attempts (remember when they tried to catch AOC driving, only to find her walking?), its apparent obliviousness to its own Koch funding, and once more for good measure, its climate denial. By Climate Denier Roundup But you might’ve noticed that we haven’t talked about them […]

Can BP rebrand? Youth climate activists won’t be fooled by greenwashing.

For at least the past four years, we’ve talked about the fossil fuel industry’s concern about climate activists targeting it’s social license to operate (our collective social and legal acceptance of their business) and how the industry’s tried to put “lipstick on a pig” to address the optics of their atmosphere-and-community-polluting profits. This week’s bombshell revelation that someone hired hackers to target #ExxonKnew campaigners is one […]

If Trump wins re-election, you can kiss environmental protection goodbye

Donald Trump has been using cover of COVID-19 and his wannabe strongman response to Black Lives Matter protests to continue his pro-polluter agenda, recently with an Executive Order tossing basic environmental protections out the window under guise of economic recovery.   By Climate Denier Roundup Fortunately, this appears to be yet another pointless distraction., As Niina […]

BLM: Climate change deniers continue to play the victim (while indigenous activists are murdered)

Between removing statues of slavers, Andrew Sullivan not being allowed to publish his literally white-supremacist take on the George Floyd protest, the Philly Inquirer’s editor resigning over an “All Buildings Matter” headline, James Bennet’s resignation as the New York Times editorial page editor after his failure to even read, much less edit or fact check, Tom Cotton’s call for the military to Ohio protesters, and Roger Pielke Jr.’s assessment […]

First big oil came for the poor black community. $3.5 billion in damages later, they’re coming for YOU, too.

Yesterday we came across a tweet from the oil industry’s PR team, Energy in Depth, linking to a page from February accusing activists of “fear mongering” about the safety of a proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline. EiD has two key rebuttals to the Texas Real Estate Advocacy and Defense Coalition’s warning that “Kinder Morgan is building a blast […]

Climate change deniers switch from racism to misogyny (for a change) to attack Dr. Katherine Hayhoe

In Wednesday’s DR we were somewhat surprised to report that Marc Morano was going after NASA’s Dr. Peter Kalmus for harassment, targeting a man for a change. But true to form, Morano followed the Kalmus-outrage-manufacturing with a similar post targeting NASA’s Dr. Kate Marvel for her solidarity tweet that said “we’ll never head off climate catastrophe without dismantling white supremacy,” […]