The Imperial Oil Files: New Collection Adds to Climate and Energy Research Archives On Science and Denial (DeSmog)

DeSmog: The Imperial Oil Files: New Collection Adds to Climate and Energy Research Archives On Science and Denial. “These documents add new context to the groundbreaking investigative reporting by Inside Climate News, and the Columbia School of Journalism in partnership with the Los Angeles Times, that revealed the #ExxonKnew conspiracy. Those journalistic efforts exposed the facts that Exxon’s own climate science research had confirmed the role of fossil fuels in driving global warming, and that the company pivoted away from that advanced knowledge, choosing instead to spend tens of millions of dollars funding climate science denial campaigns.”

The Guardian: Fossil fuel firms’ social media fightback against climate action

The Guardian: Fossil fuel firms’ social media fightback against climate action. “A new study of Facebook’s advertising disclosure platform by InfluenceMap suggests oil companies and their trade groups have spent $17m directly on political social media advertisements since May 2018. ExxonMobil spent $9.6m – by far the biggest sum – ConocoPhillips $910,000 and BP $790,000.”

University of Victoria: Fossil fuel mapping database results released

University of Victoria: Fossil fuel mapping database results released. “A new online mapping tool highlighting the 50 most influential fossil fuel industry players in Western Canada was launched today to help shed light on who’s who in the oil resource sector. Today, the Corporate Mapping Project (CMP) released its fossil-power top 50 listing, along with a publicly accessible database of the larger Canadian fossil fuel industry that maps its connections to the wider corporate sector in Canada and globally.”

City AM: Former UN climate chief calls for fossil fuel database

City AM: Former UN climate chief calls for fossil fuel database. “Investors should be given more information about energy companies’ fossil fuel usage so they can steer funding away from activities that contribute to climate change, former UN climate change chief Mary Robinson has said.”

Archiving the Anthropocene: Introducing UCSF’s Fossil Fuel Industry Documents (University of California San Francisco)

University of California San Francisco: Archiving the Anthropocene: Introducing UCSF’s Fossil Fuel Industry Documents. “The Fossil Fuel Industry Documents at the University of California’s Industry Documents Library provides an essential complement to the already nearly 15 million and growing internal industry documents from the tobacco, food, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. This new set of documents provides key evidence regarding what the fossil fuel industry knew regarding the catastrophic impacts climate change and its predicted time horizon, when they knew, and how these companies used every means possible to protect themselves and their shareholders at the expense of everyone else.”

WITF: New website aims to be clearinghouse for shale research

WITF: New website aims to be clearinghouse for shale research. ” A new online tool aims to provide a library of up-to-date research, outlining the effects of the nation’s shale oil and gas boom. The Shale Research Clearinghouse (SHARC) was developed by Resources for the Future, a nonpartisan environmental economic think tank.”

Mashable: Trump administration changes EPA website to be kinder to fracking

Mashable: Trump administration changes EPA website to be kinder to fracking. “At the beginning of the year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made changes to its website pages on fracking. A watchdog group known as the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative tracked those changes across the EPA’s site and just released a report documenting the group’s findings. The result of the changes has left an official U.S. government website looking more like an extension of the fossil fuel industry than a federal agency with a mission to protect the environment.”