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2003 ICCP Climate Change Meeting Minutes

This document summarizes an International Climate Change Partnership (ICCP) meeting held on March 20, 2003. It was prepared by the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM), a member organization of the ICCP, and circulated to its Environment and Energy Subcommittee. It was submitted during discovery in Green Mtn. Chrysler Plymouth Dodge Jeep v. Crombie and […]

1996 American Petroleum Institute book “Reinventing Energy”

Responding to the public’s awareness of anthropogenic climate change, American Petroleum Institute’s (API) 1996 “Reinventing Energy: Making the Right Choices,” supported climate denial and argued for inaction. On behalf of its corporate membership comprised of oil majors, API’s interdepartmental team of economists, government affairs staffers, and “strategic communications” experts discussed public health and environmental safety […]

1990 Mobil Executive Speech “The Clean Revolution: Its Impact on the Refining Industry”

This document is a speech titled, “The Clean Revolution: Its Impact on the Refining Industry” given by Mobil Executive, J. V. D’Ambrisi in 1990. The speech begins by attacking the “clean air bandwagon” and continues by describing the different “Paths to Clean Air” proposed by the House and Senate. In the speech, D’Ambrisi acknowledges that any […]

1989 Public Affairs Orientation speech by Mobil’s J. V. D’Ambrisi

This document is a speech given by Mobil’s former President of Research and Development, Joseph V. D’Ambrisi, on June 8, 1989 in New York.  This speech was given at the international public affairs meeting and it focuses on the importance of using Mobil technology to develop and foster environmental policies. The speech also outlines Mobil’s new environmental […]

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1980 National Commission on Air Quality Carbon Dioxide Workshop

As first brought to light by Nathaniel Rich’s NYT magazine article “Losing Earth,” this document is a transcript of a 1980 meeting held by the National Commission on Air Quality (NCAQ). The meeting, requested by Congress, was held to discuss the societal implications of climate change in order to address problems “from increased carbon dioxide emissions.” […]

1971 Esso Engineering correspondence on Impact of Federal Air Pollution Regulations

This document is a 1971 Correspondence between Esso Engineering executives details the predicted impact of federal emission standards regulations.  A memo within this collection of documents summarizes the applicability and impact of each 1970 Clean Air Act provision on Esso Engineering’s operations and designs. The correspondence also includes a memo from the HRTC Task Force on […]

1967 API Public Opinion Survey on Air and Water Pollution

A 1967 survey conducted on behalf of the American Petroleum Institute to gauge the public’s understanding of water and air pollution and their respective attitudes toward industry accountability. The API interprets the survey to reflect that the “public at large” is unaware of what industry is doing to reduce pollution and that, as a result, […]

1965 API President “Meeting the Challenges of 1966”

This document, uncovered by Benjamin Franta in a letter to the Editor of Nature, contains the annual remarks of the American Petroleum Institute’s (“API”) President, Frank Ikard. Delivered in 1965, Ikard was preparing the oil industry for the challenges in the coming year. Significant for his acknowledgement of the 1965 Science Advisory Committee report (“Report”) that highlighted climate change and carbon emission hazards, Ikard worried of the industry’s challenges as they “grow in number, size, and complexity year by year.” In the face of The Water Quality Act, Clean Air Act amendment, and local regulations addressing pollution, Ikard said “[i]t takes no crystal ball to see that our involvement in government matters will intensify in the year ahead.”