Fossil fuel firms' social media fightback against climate action

Industry funds ‘grassroots’ resistance to tougher rules while touting green credentialsOil and gas companies are spending millions of dollars on campaigns to fight climate regulations at the same time as touting their dedication to a low-carbon...

Fossil fuel firms' social media fightback against climate action

Industry funds ‘grassroots’ resistance to tougher rules while touting green credentials

Oil and gas companies are spending millions of dollars on campaigns to fight climate regulations at the same time as touting their dedication to a low-carbon future, according to a joint analysis by the Guardian and InfluenceMap.

Their global PR campaigns on social media promote a commitment to a green, low-carbon future, but across the US in particular, specific local campaigns are obstructing tighter regulations on fossil fuel extraction.

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