Oil Companies Spent At Least $114 Million Fighting Climate Action In 2015

Oil Companies Spent At Least $114 Million Fighting Climate Action In 2015

Non-profit organization Influence Maphas released a report alleging that oil companies spent $114 millionlast year to prevent action being taken on climate change. The money was divided between publicity to mislead the public on the science and lobbying of politicians to prevent the passage of legislation. The estimate does not include contributions from other fossil fuel companies, and probably misses some under the table payments. The UK-based NGO used tax records and lobbying registers to assess corporate influence andestimate the total spend,not only on direct lobbying, but alsoadvertising, marketing, public…

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