This year, the oil, gas and coal industries combined have spent more than $153 million on ads promoting fossil fuels and attacking renewables, according to the New York Times. That’s almost four times the amount spent on clean energy advertising in the same time frame.
It’s also a third more than was spent by the fossil fuels industries in 2008. +
In a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations, Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil lashed out at fracking critics, especially filmaker Josh Fox. Tillerson's attack featured numerous mistruths, which Joh Fox's newest film, called "The Sky is Pink" and featured above, points out. +
In July 2010, Greenpeace began submitting a series of 50 requests to federal agencies, state offices and public universities, seeking information on what was happening behind the scenes of the Gulf oil spill. Greenpeace sought answers to some of the most pressing questions about the fate of the oil, its impacts on vulnerable Gulf ecosystems, and the government’s overall handling of the disaster +
- Coastal Areas (3)FOIA documents from Governor Jindal's office, NOAA, and EPA that related to the oils impact on coastal areas.
- Drilling Safety (2)FOIA documents from the U.S. Coast Guard and Department of Transportation that discuss drilling safety.
- Embassy Communications (5)Communications between the UK FCO and the UK embassy in Washington about BP .
- FOIA and State Public Request Letters (46)Copies of public records request letters sent to Gulf state universities requesting correspondence about the oil spill.
- Oil Fingerprint (4)Data characterizing oil from the Macondo well
- Public Impacts (7)Documents received from Government Jindal's office and Auburn University discussing some of the oil spill's impacts on local people.
- Research Funding and Contracts (53)Documents received from state universities describing research funding and projects in the Gulf region following the oil spill.
- Water (35)Internal communications from EPA, NOAA, Coast Guard and other agencies describing impacts in the Gulf following the oil spill, including dispersant usage, underwater oil plumes, and research projects.
- Wildlife (17)Internal communications from NOAA and the Coast Guard regarding the oil spill impacts on wildlife, including turtles and endangered marine species.
On February 14, 2012, internal documents from the Chicago-based Heartland Institute were leaked to the public, including budget and fundraising documents revealing Heartland's financial donors, Heartland's climate science denial campaign work in 2012 and detailed payments to federal employees, university faculty and career climate skeptics. +