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Protesters in Parliament Square this morning said the government was failing to show enough leadership in the run-up to the UN summit, due to start in Glasgow in 100 days.
Protesters in Parliament Square this morning said the government was failing to show enough leadership in the run-up to the UN summit, due to start in Glasgow in 100 days.
A new report finds that powerful lobbying associations in Europe almost uniformly support 2050 net-zero targets but are seeking to weaken the policies needed to get there.
A new report finds that powerful lobbying associations in Europe almost uniformly support 2050 net-zero targets but are seeking to weaken the policies needed to get there.
Claire O’Neill will be free to advise energy companies and lobby government departments when the conditions on her appointment expire in two days.
Claire O’Neill will be free to advise energy companies and lobby government departments when the conditions on her appointment expire in two days.
The proposed legislation has so far won the support of 110 MPs across eight political parties - but still has a long way to go.
The proposed legislation has so far won the support of 110 MPs across eight political parties - but still has a long way to go.
Obama Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and major labor group AFL-CIO are behind the “blueprint” for a multi-billion dollar system to transport captured CO2 — and offer a lifeline to fossil fuel plants.
Obama Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and major labor group AFL-CIO are behind the “blueprint” for a multi-billion dollar system to transport captured CO2 — and offer a lifeline to fossil fuel plants.
The move could make it harder for landowners to sue companies that pollute water tables.
The move could make it harder for landowners to sue companies that pollute water tables.
The top oil trade group, which a senior Exxon lobbyist recently described as one of the company's "whipping boys," used similar delay tactics to push back against oil-by-rail safety rules.
The top oil trade group, which a senior Exxon lobbyist recently described as one of the company's "whipping boys," used similar delay tactics to push back against oil-by-rail safety rules.
Louisiana Regulators jockey to take the reins from the EPA for the authority to permit injection wells that will store CO2 deep underground. Opponents say not so fast.
Louisiana Regulators jockey to take the reins from the EPA for the authority to permit injection wells that will store CO2 deep underground. Opponents say not so fast.
In Italy, fossil fuel companies met over a hundred times with ministers and civil servants, helping to quadruple financial support for the sector, a new report claims.
In Italy, fossil fuel companies met over a hundred times with ministers and civil servants, helping to quadruple financial support for the sector, a new report claims.
"We demand Congress immediately investigate Exxon and fossil fuel companies' climate crimes, and make polluters pay for their destruction," said a 350.org campaigner.
"We demand Congress immediately investigate Exxon and fossil fuel companies' climate crimes, and make polluters pay for their destruction," said a 350.org campaigner.

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Protesters in Parliament Square this morning said the government was failing to show enough leadership in the run-up to the UN summit, due to start in Glasgow in 100 days.

Protesters in Parliament Square this morning said the government was failing to show enough leadership in the run-up to the UN summit, due to start in Glasgow in 100 days.
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A new report finds that powerful lobbying associations in Europe almost uniformly support 2050 net-zero targets but are seeking to weaken the policies needed to get there.

A new report finds that powerful lobbying associations in Europe almost uniformly support 2050 net-zero targets but are seeking to weaken the policies needed to get there.
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Claire O’Neill will be free to advise energy companies and lobby government departments when the conditions on her appointment expire in two days.

Claire O’Neill will be free to advise energy companies and lobby government departments when the conditions on her appointment expire in two days.
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The proposed legislation has so far won the support of 110 MPs across eight political parties - but still has a long way to go.

The proposed legislation has so far won the support of 110 MPs across eight political parties - but still has a long way to go.
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Obama Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and major labor group AFL-CIO are behind the “blueprint” for a multi-billion dollar system to transport captured CO2 — and offer a lifeline to fossil fuel plants.

Obama Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and major labor group AFL-CIO are behind the “blueprint” for a multi-billion dollar system to transport captured CO2 — and offer a lifeline to fossil fuel plants.
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The move could make it harder for landowners to sue companies that pollute water tables.

The move could make it harder for landowners to sue companies that pollute water tables.
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The top oil trade group, which a senior Exxon lobbyist recently described as one of the company's "whipping boys," used similar delay tactics to push back against oil-by-rail safety rules.

The top oil trade group, which a senior Exxon lobbyist recently described as one of the company's "whipping boys," used similar delay tactics to push back against oil-by-rail safety rules.
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Louisiana Regulators jockey to take the reins from the EPA for the authority to permit injection wells that will store CO2 deep underground. Opponents say not so fast.

Louisiana Regulators jockey to take the reins from the EPA for the authority to permit injection wells that will store CO2 deep underground. Opponents say not so fast.
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In Italy, fossil fuel companies met over a hundred times with ministers and civil servants, helping to quadruple financial support for the sector, a new report claims.

In Italy, fossil fuel companies met over a hundred times with ministers and civil servants, helping to quadruple financial support for the sector, a new report claims.
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"We demand Congress immediately investigate Exxon and fossil fuel companies' climate crimes, and make polluters pay for their destruction," said a 350.org campaigner.

"We demand Congress immediately investigate Exxon and fossil fuel companies' climate crimes, and make polluters pay for their destruction," said a 350.org campaigner.