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"Dems, Oil Execs Clash At Hearing: ‘They Are Obviously Lying’"

"Minutes into the questioning of oil company executives at a hearing on climate disinformation this morning, House Oversight and Reform Chair Carolyn Maloney suggested the head of Exxon Mobil Corp. had perjured himself."

Source: E&E News, 10/29/2021

Big Oil Uses Newsletter Ads to Spread Misinformation Ahead of Hearing

"On Thursday, a cadre of Big Oil CEOs will testify at a high-profile Congressional hearing examining whether their companies engaged in a campaign to mislead the public about climate change. In the run-up to that hearing, those same Big Oil companies have been running ads to mislead the public about climate change in the nation’s most popular political newsletters."

Source: Earther/HEATED, 10/28/2021

Big Oil Hearing To Kick Off Probe Into Climate Disinformation: Lawmaker

"A Congressional hearing this week into whether oil companies misled the public about climate change marks the start of a broad probe that may extend to other industries from advertising to social media, according to a lawmaker leading the effort."

Source: Reuters, 10/27/2021

Climate Change at Core of Beat Reporters’ Award-Winning Coverage

Beat reporters Hal Bernton and Mark Kaufman both found the dramatic changes wrought by climate change to be at the center of their coverage — as their work was elevated to prize-winning heights. Bernton, covering climate impacts in northwestern Alaska at a large newspaper, and Kaufman, covering CO2 globally for a digital platform, talk about the lessons of their recent beat coverage with SEJournal’s Inside Story.

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Will 2022 See the Start of Formal Negotiations Toward a Global Plastics Treaty?

Plastic waste, already the subject of preliminary international talks, could be increasingly targeted after UN meetings in early 2022. Meanwhile, this ubiquitous product is polluting land, ocean and air in its various forms, as well as through little-understood microplastic particles. The latest TipSheet has the backstory on efforts to forge an international plastics treaty, as well as ideas for how to cover plastic pollution locally.

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Total Accused of Campaign to Play Down Climate Risk From Fossil Fuels"

"The French oil and gas giant TotalEnergies was aware of the link between fossil fuels and rising global temperatures 50 years ago but worked with other oil majors to play down the risks for at least three decades, according to internal company documents and interviews with former executives."

Source: Inside Climate News, 10/25/2021

"Greenpeace Chief Warns Of ‘Greenwashing’ at UN Climate Talks"

"The head of environmental group Greenpeace on Thursday warned against efforts by countries and corporations at the forthcoming U.N. climate talks in Glasgow to “greenwash” their ongoing pollution of the planet."

Source: AP, 10/22/2021
October 26, 2021

NPF Briefing: To Stop Carbon 'Leakage,' Can Border Tax Help?

For journalists covering international trade or November's Glasgow UN Climate Change Conference, this National Press Foundation briefing will explore the politics and practicalities of a carbon border tax. 11:00 a.m. ET.

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