In 1945, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt met with King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud, part of a behind-the-scenes policy to ensure access to oil for the U.S. and its allies.
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Big Oil has historically played a behind-the-scenes role on American policy and politics. No longer.
President-elect Donald Trump’s stance on climate change is very different to Barack Obama’s.
If Trump forsakes US support for the 2015 Paris Climate Accord as well as Obama’s bilateral climate agreement with China, the resultant rise of global warming will wreak havoc throughout Africa.
Efforts to combat climate change are making extracting oil from areas like Canada’s tar sands fields more expensive.
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The SEC and others are pressing Exxon to disclose more climate change risks to investors. But new research suggests shareholders are already pricing in those costs on their own.
It’s no wonder people are sometimes confused about science.
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Research shows how the the tobacco and fossil fuel industries used different tactics to undermine scientific consensus.
Even if Exxon eludes charges in New York, the attorney general’s investigation sends a message on corporate accountability.
Until now, the legal system has tolerated corporate deceptions of the public but New York state's investigation into Exxon on climate could start to rewrite the rules.
Virgin territory. Sunrise over the Arctic resources battleground.
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The economic viability of extracting oil from the frozen north might be doubtful, but the geopolitical significance could be massive.
The reach of global multinationals like BHP is driving a new wave of shareholder activism.
Sister Patricia Daly is in for the long haul. Last May, the New Jersey-based Dominican nun and shareholder activist, attended her 15th ExxonMobil annual shareholder meeting, again armed with the same resolution…
Got away again.
Tax avoidance shows no sign of abating. Google, the company with the slogan “Don’t be evil”, is at it again. The company has been named and shamed by the UK House of Commons’ Public Accounts Committee…