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Understanding the fossil fuel industry's legacy of white supremacy
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Understanding the fossil fuel industry's legacy of white supremacy

In December, The New York Times published a story revealing how ExxonMobil and other oil companies had paid a public relations firm named FTI to build “news” and information websites falsely suggesting grassroots support for the fossil fuel industry and its initiatives. ExxonMobil, which didn’t
Environmental activists in Louisiana call on Senator Cassidy to 'do no harm'
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Environmental activists in Louisiana call on Senator Cassidy to 'do no harm'

A physician specializing in digestive ailments, Cassidy acknowledged Louisiana has higher rates of cancer than other states, but blamed the higher cancer rate on victims' lifestyle choices, including smoking, obesity, and certain infections.

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These are some climate stories that flew under the radar in 2020
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These are some climate stories that flew under the radar in 2020

The past year may be a difficult one to look back on — but amid the crises, there are signs that long-entrenched powerful interests may in fact be dug in on shaky ground.

The Koch operatives behind the Trump Energy Department's renewables research censorship
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The Koch operatives behind the Trump Energy Department's renewables research censorship

Two Trump Energy Department appointees with deep ties to Koch Industries and the Koch donor network have been burying reams of agency research that looks favorably on renewable energy, according to an in-depth investigation by Grist and InvestigateWest. Published October 26, the investigation
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Fossil fuel industry and Koch network fighting Pennsylvania's move to join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
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Fossil fuel industry and Koch network fighting Pennsylvania's move to join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

As Pennsylvania took a significant step this week towards joining a regional climate initiative to curb carbon pollution from power plants, newly revealed email records show how fossil fuel interests campaigned to oppose it.

Louisiana breaks ground on Isle de Jean Charles resettlement project amid pandemic
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Louisiana breaks ground on Isle de Jean Charles resettlement project amid pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t changed life much for Chris Burnet, a lifelong resident of Isle de Jean Charles, a quickly eroding strip of land among south Louisiana’s wetlands. Though the island, about 80 miles southwest of New Orleans, can’t be saved from the sea-level rise and coastal erosion that
Trump administration weakens clean car standards despite its analyses showing rule favors big oil over health
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Trump administration weakens clean car standards despite its analyses showing rule favors big oil over health

According to the government's own analyses, the move is expected to benefit the oil industry and harm consumers, public health, and the climate.

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