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Big oil spent decades sowing doubt about fossil fuel dangers, experts testify

Experts and lawmakers, during a Senate hearing, revealed a strategic shift by the fossil fuel industry from outright climate denial to more sophisticated disinformation campaigns aimed at protecting profits while undermining climate policy.

Dharna Noor reports for The Guardian.

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Texas pushes some textbook publishers to remove material on fossil fuels

Texas' education board called on some publishers to remove material that some Republicans criticized as incorrect or negative portrayals of fossil fuels in the biggest oil and gas state.
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Fossil fuel lobbyists flock to plastics treaty talks as scientists, environmentalists seek conflict of interest policies

With growing calls for the need to reduce plastic production, industry groups are pushing back.
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Exxon Mobil plans to produce lithium in Arkansas

The move is the oil giant’s first foray in the production of a metal vital for electric vehicle batteries.
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Republican speaker candidates flush with fossil fuel cash

The eight lawmakers seeking the gavel have also collected significant contributions from mining, agriculture and automotive interests.
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If Biden wins election, industry pollution will be a target for climate policies

If the president wins re-election, his climate team is likely to try to cut greenhouse gases from steel, cement and other hard-to-clean-up manufacturing.
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Organocatalyst deconstructs mixed plastic waste into monomers

The protic ionic salt catalyst is the first single catalyst to transform a mixture of consumer plastics into high-quality monomers.