Sharon Kelly

About

Sharon Kelly is an attorney and freelance writer based in Philadelphia. She has reported for The New York Times, The Guardian, The Nation, National Wildlife, Earth Island Journal, and a variety of other publications. Prior to beginning freelance writing, she worked as a law clerk for the ACLU of Delaware.

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CalPERS and CalSTRS, which oppose fossil fuel divestment legislation, have “wildly exaggerated” divestment costs, according to Fossil Free California’s latest report.

CalPERS and CalSTRS, which oppose fossil fuel divestment legislation, have “wildly exaggerated” divestment costs, according to Fossil Free California’s latest report.
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As the latest IPCC report faults disinformation for delaying climate action, a newly released scorecard finds that the major social media platforms' plans to handle climate disinformation remain murky.

As the latest IPCC report faults disinformation for delaying climate action, a newly released scorecard finds that the major social media platforms' plans to handle climate disinformation remain murky.
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A new study shows neighborhoods targeted by racist mortgage lending practices during the Jim Crow era wound up with twice as many oil and gas wells.

A new study shows neighborhoods targeted by racist mortgage lending practices during the Jim Crow era wound up with twice as many oil and gas wells.
Analysis
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The oil giant’s massive plan to drill in Guyana’s waters comes as the UN Secretary General warns of fossil fuels as a “blight on investment portfolios.”

The oil giant’s massive plan to drill in Guyana’s waters comes as the UN Secretary General warns of fossil fuels as a “blight on investment portfolios.”
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In a pilot project last year, ExxonMobil used up to 18 million cubic feet of gas per month to mine bitcoin in North Dakota.

In a pilot project last year, ExxonMobil used up to 18 million cubic feet of gas per month to mine bitcoin in North Dakota.
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A new report highlights how paid ads on social media platforms might help reach people who are often susceptible to disinformation.

A new report highlights how paid ads on social media platforms might help reach people who are often susceptible to disinformation.
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The oil and automotive industries, as well as the Koch network, undercut efforts to make today’s fleet of vehicles more efficient and less reliant on fossil fuels.

The oil and automotive industries, as well as the Koch network, undercut efforts to make today’s fleet of vehicles more efficient and less reliant on fossil fuels.
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Documents show the company continued “tie ins” for the pipeline project after a February 16 earnings call announcement, and photographs and videos showed pipeline work underway into March.

Documents show the company continued “tie ins” for the pipeline project after a February 16 earnings call announcement, and photographs and videos showed pipeline work underway into March.
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A November incident involving the Transocean Deepwater Pontus drillship is a reminder that “simple failures can cause serious incidents, in the blink of an eye,” one oil spill expert said.

A November incident involving the Transocean Deepwater Pontus drillship is a reminder that “simple failures can cause serious incidents, in the blink of an eye,” one oil spill expert said.
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The 2015 slides describe “discrediting” science, “debunking” documentaries, and positioning its fracking industry project Energy In Depth “at the center of the shale boom’s biggest moments.”

The 2015 slides describe “discrediting” science, “debunking” documentaries, and positioning its fracking industry project Energy In Depth “at the center of the shale boom’s biggest moments.”
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CalPERS and CalSTRS, which oppose fossil fuel divestment legislation, have “wildly exaggerated” divestment costs, according to Fossil Free California’s latest report.

CalPERS and CalSTRS, which oppose fossil fuel divestment legislation, have “wildly exaggerated” divestment costs, according to Fossil Free California’s latest report.
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As the latest IPCC report faults disinformation for delaying climate action, a newly released scorecard finds that the major social media platforms' plans to handle climate disinformation remain murky.

As the latest IPCC report faults disinformation for delaying climate action, a newly released scorecard finds that the major social media platforms' plans to handle climate disinformation remain murky.
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A new study shows neighborhoods targeted by racist mortgage lending practices during the Jim Crow era wound up with twice as many oil and gas wells.

A new study shows neighborhoods targeted by racist mortgage lending practices during the Jim Crow era wound up with twice as many oil and gas wells.
Analysis
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The oil giant’s massive plan to drill in Guyana’s waters comes as the UN Secretary General warns of fossil fuels as a “blight on investment portfolios.”

The oil giant’s massive plan to drill in Guyana’s waters comes as the UN Secretary General warns of fossil fuels as a “blight on investment portfolios.”
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In a pilot project last year, ExxonMobil used up to 18 million cubic feet of gas per month to mine bitcoin in North Dakota.

In a pilot project last year, ExxonMobil used up to 18 million cubic feet of gas per month to mine bitcoin in North Dakota.
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A new report highlights how paid ads on social media platforms might help reach people who are often susceptible to disinformation.

A new report highlights how paid ads on social media platforms might help reach people who are often susceptible to disinformation.
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The oil and automotive industries, as well as the Koch network, undercut efforts to make today’s fleet of vehicles more efficient and less reliant on fossil fuels.

The oil and automotive industries, as well as the Koch network, undercut efforts to make today’s fleet of vehicles more efficient and less reliant on fossil fuels.
on

Documents show the company continued “tie ins” for the pipeline project after a February 16 earnings call announcement, and photographs and videos showed pipeline work underway into March.

Documents show the company continued “tie ins” for the pipeline project after a February 16 earnings call announcement, and photographs and videos showed pipeline work underway into March.
on

A November incident involving the Transocean Deepwater Pontus drillship is a reminder that “simple failures can cause serious incidents, in the blink of an eye,” one oil spill expert said.

A November incident involving the Transocean Deepwater Pontus drillship is a reminder that “simple failures can cause serious incidents, in the blink of an eye,” one oil spill expert said.
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The 2015 slides describe “discrediting” science, “debunking” documentaries, and positioning its fracking industry project Energy In Depth “at the center of the shale boom’s biggest moments.”

The 2015 slides describe “discrediting” science, “debunking” documentaries, and positioning its fracking industry project Energy In Depth “at the center of the shale boom’s biggest moments.”