Why is ExxonMobil Still Funding Climate Science Denier Groups?:
“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.“
Trump’s Plan for Coal Emissions: Let Coal States Regulate Them:
“The Trump administration next week plans to formally propose a vast overhaul of climate change regulations that would allow individual states to decide how, or even whether, to curb carbon dioxide emissions from coal plants, according to a summary of the plan and details provided by three people who have seen the full proposal.
The plan would also relax pollution rules for power plants that need upgrades. That, combined with allowing states to set their own rules, creates a serious risk that emissions, which had been falling, could start to rise again, according to environmentalists.“
Exxon Mobil leaves conservative advocacy group ALEC:
Exxon just announced that it’s finally cutting ties with ALEC and joins the long list of companies that have severed ties. After enough pressure, even Exxon had to admit that ALEC’s climate denial is too much…and given #ExxonKnew, that’s saying a lot.
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Pruitt’s replacement ‘should scare anyone who breathes’:
“The man taking the reins at the Environmental Protection Agency after Scott Pruitt’s downfall is a longtime Washington insider and coal lobbyist who is set to pursue the same anti-regulation agenda — only without all of Pruitt’s baggage.“
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NOAA’s Acting Chief Floated New Mission, Ignoring Climate Change:
“The acting chief of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration proposed removing the word “climate” from the research agency’s mission statement, the latest maneuver in the Trump administration’s wide-ranging effort to downplay federal work on climate science and limit the public’s access to it.“
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GOP senators challenge funding for global warming education program:
Four climate denier senators – Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Rand Paul, R-Ky., James Lankford, R-Okla., and Jim Inhofe, R-Okla – are railing against a program that educates TV weathercasters on the science of climate change and how to report on it.
Join the movement to #StandUpForScience against these constant attacks: climatetruth.org/standup
Pledges to address the climate crisis will continue to ring hollow as long as governments keep propping up the industry that drives it.