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1.  Drax ‘Lobbying Efforts’ Revealed in Internal Treasury Memos  

2023-01-24
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The power station operator Drax is applying intense pressure across government departments to influence energy policy in its favour, DeSmog can reveal. In particular, the biomass giant is pressing the government to deliver key decisions that could hasten the adoption of a costly and controversial ‘carbo...

2.  Louisiana Democratic Party ‘Funneled’ Utility Donations to Climate Candidate Challenger  

2023-01-24
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Louisiana Democratic Party leaders are accused of funneling thousands of dollars from utility companies to the campaign of a fossil fuel–friendly candidate who ran for reelection on the state’s utility regulatory committee. Campaign finance records filed this week show that the Party received more tha...

3.  Labour Accepted £12,000 From Major Polluter Drax  

2023-01-26
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A large donation to the Labour Party from wood-burning giant Drax has raised concerns among campaigners over the sway of big carbon emitters over Parliament. The payment from the former coal-fired power station was registered on September 12 last year, and published in December in the Electoral Commissio...

4.  Why Gas Stoves Matter to the Climate – and the Gas Industry  

2023-01-26
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By Daniel Cohan, Rice University Gas stoves are a leading source of hazardous indoor air pollution, but they emit only a tiny share of the greenhouse gases that warm the climate. Why, then, have they assumed such a heated role in climate politics? This debate reignited on Jan. 9, 2023, when Richard Trumk...

5.  Nigel Lawson, Founder of Tufton St. Climate Denial Group, Quits Parliament  

2023-01-11
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The founder and honorary president of the Global Warming Policy Foundation has announced he will be retiring from parliament.  Lord Nigel Lawson, who was chancellor under Margaret Thatcher, is leaving the House of Lords, according to the Telegraph.  The newspaper – which regularly runs columns attackin...

6.  Colorado Seeks Payments for Oil & Gas Cleanup  

2023-01-12
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By Nick Bowlin, Capital & Main. Originally published on Capital & Main. Since October, Colorado oil and gas companies have been submitting plans to the state detailing how they intend to pay for plugging and cleaning up oil and gas wells at the end of their productivity.  When the process is complete...

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