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BBC Radio Series Tracks History of Climate Denial

The BBC has launched a two hour series on the history of corporate climate denial. The series starts in 1988 and traces the rise in climate policy attacks through the George W. Bush Administration in

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Climate Lawsuit: State of Minnesota v. ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, API – June 2020

Link to annotated brief: Minnesota v. ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, API

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Climate Lawsuit: Washington, DC v. ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, BP – June 2020

Link to complaint with hyperlinked footnotes and referenced documents: Washington, DC v. ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, BP

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Climate Lawsuit Index: Complaints with links to footnotes and referenced documents

The following is an index of recent climate lawsuits. We uploaded each complaint on DocumentCloud and added an electronic index and links to all available documents referenced or footnoted in the lawsuits. Washington, DC v.

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Renewable Natural Gas

The natural gas industry promotes Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) as its answer to a growing call for building electrification and ordinances prohibiting natural gas in new construction. RNG, which is the rebranding of biomethane, is

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Exxon and Friends Still Funding Climate Denial and Obstruction Through IPAA, FTI, Energy in Depth

Internal documents and conversations from the fracking lobby, revealed this week in HuffPost, shine new light on a ten year old public relations campaign front group called Energy In Depth. Documents show this front group

Imperial Oil Document Trove

Overview of Imperial Oil Document Archive Published on ClimateFiles.com Imperial Oil Limited, Exxon’s Canadian subsidiary, took a very different path from Exxon in the U.S. thirty years ago, revealing the vulnerabilities and strategies of an

Climate Lawsuit: Massachusetts vs. ExxonMobil – November 2019

It’s been nearly four years in development. Massachusetts filed late last week and its an amazing ~200 page read. ExxonMobil has fought Attorney General Maura Healey and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts all the way…with an

Thousands of Fossil Fuel “Observers” Attended Climate Negotiations – UNFCCC Data 2005-2018 COP1-COP24

The collection of Global Climate Coalition (GCC) documents we compiled and released by CIC this April reveal that the organization had a singular focus, slowing down or derailing the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

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Global Climate Coalition: Climate Denial Legacy Follows Corporations

As corporations are increasingly being held accountable for deception of shareholders and the public on climate risk, as authors and journalists explore this history, and as lawmakers investigate it, Climate Investigations Center embarked on a