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Top oil firms spending millions lobbying to block climate change policies, says report

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The largest five stock market listed oil and gas companies spend nearly $200m (£153m) a year lobbying to delay, control or block policies to tackle climate change, according to a new report.

Chevron, BP and ExxonMobil were the main companies leading the field in direct lobbying to push against a climate policy to tackle global warming, the report said.

Increasingly they are using social media to successfully push their agenda to weaken and oppose any meaningful legislation to tackle global warming.

In the run-up to the US midterm elections last year $2m was spent on targeted Facebook and Instagram ads by global oil giants and their industry bodies, promoting the benefits of increased fossil fuel production, according to the report published on Friday by InfluenceMap.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/mar/22/top-oil-firms-spending-millions-lobbying-to-block-climate-change-policies-says-report

 

Propaganda propaganda propaganda.

Oh yeah but climate change is alllll a big conspiracy by *checks Breitbart* ...scientists. 

:D 

 

 

 

 

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In shocking news, companies lobby to not have their business destroyed by government fiat. Full story at eleven.

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10 hours ago, MarkG said:

In shocking news, companies lobby to not have their business destroyed by government fiat. Full story at eleven.

That is a good point. It may not be all about buying favours.

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On 22/03/2019 at 07:56, PeanutButter said:

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/mar/22/top-oil-firms-spending-millions-lobbying-to-block-climate-change-policies-says-report

 

Propaganda propaganda propaganda.

Oh yeah but climate change is alllll a big conspiracy by *checks Breitbart* ...scientists. 

:D 

 

Billionaire bankers declare that climate scientists are 'only in it for the money'. :rolleyes:

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On 22/03/2019 at 07:56, PeanutButter said:

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/mar/22/top-oil-firms-spending-millions-lobbying-to-block-climate-change-policies-says-report

Propaganda propaganda propaganda.

Oh yeah but climate change is alllll a big conspiracy by *checks Breitbart* ...scientists. 

:D

I'm not sure what you're advocating for. Could you explain what you want us to do?

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6 hours ago, Quiet Guy said:

I'm not sure what you're advocating for. Could you explain what you want us to do?

It's in Off Topic. I'm advocating a tea and a biscuit. 

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