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2014 Western States Petroleum Association climate deception campaign

This 2014 document contains a presentation given by the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA). The presentation begins by painting environmentalists and the climate change movement as bringing about, “the worst of times” for the fossil fuel industry. The presentation then details WSPA’s various campaigns and coalitions focused on “respond[ing] to aggressive anti-oil initiatives in the West” and “provid[ing] an opportunity for the […]

2003 ICCP Climate Legislation Updates

These updates were written following an International Climate Change Partnership (ICCP) meeting held on January 15, 2003. The “[h]andouts included summaries of the McCain/Leiberman and Jeffords/Daschle climate change bills and a side-by-side comparison with the climate change provisions of last year’s energy bill and the Administration’s program.” It shows that the ICCP maintained regular contact […]

2001 State Department Briefing for Follow-Up Exxon Meeting

This briefing was sent to Paula Dobriansky, who in 2001 was the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs. She was also the head of delegation and the lead negotiator on US climate change policy[NN1]. The document was authored by then Acting Assistant Secretary for The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs […]

2001 Ford Corporate Citizenship Report – Excerpts on Environment and Energy Issues

This 2001 Ford report addressed climate change, fuel economy, and emissions. It was sent to the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers’ (AIAM) Environment and Energy Subcommittee and was submitted during discovery in Green Mtn. Chrysler Plymouth Dodge Jeep v. Crombie and Central Valley Chrysler-Jeep, Inc. v. Witherspoon. In the section “Changing Our Approach to a […]

2000 GCC “Industry Voluntary Actions Already Important Factor”

This Global Climate Coalition (GCC) press release emphasized the importance of U.S. industry’s voluntary efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It also included the list of actions industry undertook that year. The industry-funded GCC opposed greenhouse gas regulations through direct engagement and collaboration with affiliated climate deniers from 1989 to 2002. Its membership spanned across […]

2000 “Candidate Gore endorses GCC agenda” News Release

This 2000 Global Climate Coalition (GCC) press release, preserved on the Internet Archive, welcomed Candidate Al Gore’s Climate Initiative. The industry-funded GCC opposed greenhouse gas regulations through direct engagement and collaboration with affiliated climate deniers from 1989 to 2002. Its membership spanned across the automotive, utility, manufacturing, petroleum, and mining industries. The GCC touted Gore’s […]

2000 GCC “Oil Prices an Omen for Life under Kyoto Protocol”

This Global Climate Coalition (GCC) News Release attacked the Kyoto protocol and promoted “voluntary programs” to address emission reductions instead. Quoted in the release, Executive Director of the GCC, Glenn Kelly stated: “The current fuel price increases are a harbinger of things to come if a United Nations climate treaty is allowed to enter into […]

2000 GCC Announces Strategic Restructuring News Release

This 2000 Global Climate Coalition (GCC) press release, preserved on the Internet Archive, discusses the group’s change in structure – allowing only trade associations to be members. The industry-funded GCC opposed greenhouse gas regulations through direct engagement and collaboration with affiliated climate deniers from 1989 to 2002. Before this period, the GCC’s membership spanned across […]

2000 GCC Oil Prices an Omen for Life Under Kyoto Protocol

This 2000 Global Climate Coalition (GCC) press relese, preserved by the Internet Archive, questioned the economic impacts of the Kyoto Protocol by citing an increase in fuel prices. The industry-funded GCC opposed greenhouse gas regulations through direct engagement and collaboration with affiliated climate deniers from 1989 to 2002. Its membership spanned across the automotive, utility, […]