Rich Collett-White

About

Rich Collett-White is Deputy Editor of DeSmog. He joined the organisation in December 2018 as a UK researcher and reporter, having previously worked in communications for the climate charity Operation Noah. He has since pursued investigations into climate misinformation, government policy and industry lobbying, which have been covered by the Guardian, Independent and Times. He previously worked in campaigns and communications for the charity Operation Noah. He graduated from Oxford University with a French and Russian degree in 2015, after which he volunteered with grassroots climate activist groups and worked as a freelance translator.

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Campaigners have criticised Captain Ian Finley, a UK resident who has represented the Cook Islands at the International Maritime Organization since 2006, for consistently defending industry interests.

Campaigners have criticised Captain Ian Finley, a UK resident who has represented the Cook Islands at the International Maritime Organization since 2006, for consistently defending industry interests.
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Quentin Willson has left FairFuelUK, an anti-fuel duty group backed by several MPs, over its "lack of environmental sensibilities" and a report it recently released containing "unforgivable howlers”.

Quentin Willson has left FairFuelUK, an anti-fuel duty group backed by several MPs, over its "lack of environmental sensibilities" and a report it recently released containing "unforgivable howlers”.
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May has called on fellow Conservatives to unite behind the government’s climate plans amid backbench opposition - but her own record is mixed.

May has called on fellow Conservatives to unite behind the government’s climate plans amid backbench opposition - but her own record is mixed.
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Former UK Prime Ministers David Cameron and Theresa May have both lobbied the Bahraini government on behalf of Petrofac, whose co-founder is a major Conservative donor.

Former UK Prime Ministers David Cameron and Theresa May have both lobbied the Bahraini government on behalf of Petrofac, whose co-founder is a major Conservative donor.
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Brendan Clark-Smith has “no credibility” on climate change after “conflict of interest” is revealed, say critics.

Brendan Clark-Smith has “no credibility” on climate change after “conflict of interest” is revealed, say critics.
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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 largest private company in the US and the family that owns it have financially supported a network of groups working to downplay the threat of climate change and kill off legislation designed to cut emissions.

The largest private company in the US and the family that owns it have financially supported a network of groups working to downplay the threat of climate change and kill off legislation designed to cut emissions.
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Companies and individuals with an interest in extracting the UK's fossil fuels also met Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng more than a dozen times in advance of the publication of the North Sea Transition Deal.

Companies and individuals with an interest in extracting the UK's fossil fuels also met Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng more than a dozen times in advance of the publication of the North Sea Transition Deal.
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GB News gave a platform to climate science deniers and went in hard on environmental policies in its first week of broadcasting.

GB News gave a platform to climate science deniers and went in hard on environmental policies in its first week of broadcasting.
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Companies should consider pulling adverts from the platform until it takes further steps to tackle misleading climate-related content, say campaigners — but Facebook has been quick to defend its record.

Companies should consider pulling adverts from the platform until it takes further steps to tackle misleading climate-related content, say campaigners — but Facebook has been quick to defend its record.
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Campaigners have criticised Captain Ian Finley, a UK resident who has represented the Cook Islands at the International Maritime Organization since 2006, for consistently defending industry interests.

Campaigners have criticised Captain Ian Finley, a UK resident who has represented the Cook Islands at the International Maritime Organization since 2006, for consistently defending industry interests.
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Quentin Willson has left FairFuelUK, an anti-fuel duty group backed by several MPs, over its "lack of environmental sensibilities" and a report it recently released containing "unforgivable howlers”.

Quentin Willson has left FairFuelUK, an anti-fuel duty group backed by several MPs, over its "lack of environmental sensibilities" and a report it recently released containing "unforgivable howlers”.
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May has called on fellow Conservatives to unite behind the government’s climate plans amid backbench opposition - but her own record is mixed.

May has called on fellow Conservatives to unite behind the government’s climate plans amid backbench opposition - but her own record is mixed.
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Former UK Prime Ministers David Cameron and Theresa May have both lobbied the Bahraini government on behalf of Petrofac, whose co-founder is a major Conservative donor.

Former UK Prime Ministers David Cameron and Theresa May have both lobbied the Bahraini government on behalf of Petrofac, whose co-founder is a major Conservative donor.
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Brendan Clark-Smith has “no credibility” on climate change after “conflict of interest” is revealed, say critics.

Brendan Clark-Smith has “no credibility” on climate change after “conflict of interest” is revealed, say critics.
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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 largest private company in the US and the family that owns it have financially supported a network of groups working to downplay the threat of climate change and kill off legislation designed to cut emissions.

The largest private company in the US and the family that owns it have financially supported a network of groups working to downplay the threat of climate change and kill off legislation designed to cut emissions.
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Companies and individuals with an interest in extracting the UK's fossil fuels also met Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng more than a dozen times in advance of the publication of the North Sea Transition Deal.

Companies and individuals with an interest in extracting the UK's fossil fuels also met Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng more than a dozen times in advance of the publication of the North Sea Transition Deal.
Analysis
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GB News gave a platform to climate science deniers and went in hard on environmental policies in its first week of broadcasting.

GB News gave a platform to climate science deniers and went in hard on environmental policies in its first week of broadcasting.
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Companies should consider pulling adverts from the platform until it takes further steps to tackle misleading climate-related content, say campaigners — but Facebook has been quick to defend its record.

Companies should consider pulling adverts from the platform until it takes further steps to tackle misleading climate-related content, say campaigners — but Facebook has been quick to defend its record.