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1.  New Reports Allege Texas Oil and Gas Regulator’s Lax Enforcement  

2022-01-27


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When a Canadian company started drilling for oil and gas near Jim and Sue Franklin’s ranch in a small Permian Basin town called Verhalen, Texas, it didn’t bother the couple too much at first. But Sue suspects that it was the third well that started causing problems.  “They put up these big signs tha...

2.  Jordan Peterson’s Climate Expert is Science Denier Funded by Oil-Backed Think Tank  

2022-01-28


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The source for author Jordan Peterson’s recent claim that climate change cannot be modelled was a climate science denier who received money from a libertarian think tank funded by oil companies.  The Canadian psychologist was widely criticised for spreading climate misinformation this week after tellin...

3.  Lobbyist Behind The Sun’s Petrol Car Ban Survey Admits He Used ‘Loaded’ Question  

2022-02-01


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A survey supposedly showing public opposition to the government’s plans to phase out petrol and diesel cars was carried out by a motoring lobbyist who admits he “doesn’t care” that the poll involved a “loaded” question. The Sun reported on Saturday that “fuming voters” oppose the UK’s 2030 ban on ne...

4.  Protests Erupt in Argentina Over Plan for Offshore Oil Drilling  

2022-02-02


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On January 4, thousands of people took to the streets of Mar del Plata, a coastal city roughly 250 miles south of Buenos Aires, Argentina. They were there to protest the plans by Norwegian oil company Equinor to begin offshore oil exploration later this year.  They held signs that read “the sea is ours!...

5.  Gas-Backed Front Group Spreads Misinformation About Costs of Electrification  

2022-02-10


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A group of natural gas companies and utilities in Colorado formed a front group to oppose the state’s push towards electrifying homes and businesses, spreading misinformation about the cost of electric heating while also promoting false solutions to lock in the ongoing use of natural gas.  The group...

6.  Rightwing Lobby Group ALEC Driving Laws to Blacklist Companies That Boycott the Oil Industry  

2022-02-11


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By Chris McGreal, the Guardian. This article by the Guardian is republished here as part of the global journalism collaboration Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate crisis. The influential rightwing lobby group the American Legislative Exchang...