Elliott Negin

ExxonMobil is still bankrolling climate science deniers

ExxonMobil says it believes “the risk of climate change is real,” and it is “committed to being part of the solution.” The largest investor-owned oil company in the world also says it supports a federal carbon tax and the Paris climate agreement.

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Trump administration’s attacks on science already surpass two George Bush terms

On July 19, President Trump hosted Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins and their families, along with the family of their deceased colleague Neil Armstrong, at a White House event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon.

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10 ways EPA chief Andrew Wheeler has decimated EPA protections — in just one year

On July 8, President Trump hosted a White House event to unabashedly tout his truly abysmal environmental record. The following day, coincidentally, marked the one-year anniversary of Andrew Wheeler at the helm of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), first as acting administrator and then as administrator after the Senate confirmed him in late February.

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How House Democrats can finally stymie Trump's relentless assault on science

Douglas Costle, who helped create the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and then ran it during Jimmy Carter’s administration, died recently at the age of 79. If the Trump administration has its way, the agency as we know it will die along with him.

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The World's Largest Publicly Traded Oil Company Continues to Fund Climate Deniers

A decade after pledging to end its support for climate science deniers, ExxonMobil gave $1.5 million last year to 11 think tanks and lobby groups that reject established climate science and openly oppose the oil and gas giant’s professed climate policy preferences, according to the company’s annual charitable giving report released this week.

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ExxonMobil's Support for a Carbon Tax Is a Total Sham

ExxonMobil executives just had another opportunity to convince skeptics that their support for a carbon tax is genuine.

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Scott Pruitt Violated All Three Principles He Committed to Protect at the EPA

With Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's job now hanging in the balance, it is a good time to recall that, just after his Senate confirmation, he gave a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that emphasized the three principles he said would stand at “the heart of how we do business at the EPA”: process, rule of law, and federalism.

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ExxonMobil Is Being Sued for Climate Damages by American Inland Communities for the First Time

Two Colorado counties and the city of Boulder are suing ExxonMobil and Suncor Energy, Canada's largest oil company, to hold them responsible for climate change-related damage to their communities.

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EPA's Rollback of Fuel Economy Standards Could Slam Brakes on Nation's Most Successful Climate Initiative

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent decision to roll back fuel economy standards for new cars and light trucks could slam the brakes on our nation’s most successful climate initiative to date.

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