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Chevron ramps up lobbying in Oregon

Two local governments adjacent to Multnomah County–Hillsboro and Happy Valley–now share a lobbying firm with Chevron, despite the fact that Chevron is one of more than a dozen companies named in a nearly $52 billion lawsuit filed by Multnomah County after the region’s deadly 2021 heat dome. Chevron subsidiary the Renewable Energy Group, a biodiesel […]

Climate accountability groups amplify Guterres with call to fire fossil fuel lobbyists

Echoing UN Secretary-General António Guterres’s call for ad agencies and public relations firms to stop working with fossil fuel clients, the climate accountability groups F Minus, UnKoch My Campus, Our Climate, and LittleSis called on U.S. lobbyists to drop their fossil fuel clients. The groups also called on local governments, nonprofit organizations, and businesses to […]

Playing with floods: NY HEAT foes also lobby for climate clients

Two lobbying firms leading the fight against the NY HEAT Act—Bolton-St. Johns and e3Communications—also represent clients who work on climate and sustainability issues, according to an F Minus review of lobbyist disclosure records. Since 2023, e3Communications has been paid $140,000 by National Fuel, a lead opponent of the NY HEAT Act. During this time the […]

Colorado lobbyists playing both sides of climate crisis

Colorado counties with dangerously high levels of air pollution are “perversely employing” lobbyists who have been working to defeat anti-smog bills on behalf of their other, fossil fuel clients, finds a new report from F Minus and Brown University’s Climate and Development Lab. The report finds 24 Colorado lobbying firms or individual lobbyists who simultaneously […]

Top NY lobbying firm engaged in “climate hypocrisy” on NY HEAT Act

A New York lobbying firm leading the opposition to the NY HEAT Act, Bolton-St. Johns, on behalf of its client National Fuel Gas, also lobbies for climate mitigation and resiliency funds on behalf of several environmental clients, according to an F Minus review of lobbyist disclosure records. These environmental clients include the Waterfront Alliance, the […]

Climate protesters to target Portland Art Museum on April 27

F Minus, 350 PDX, and Sunrise PDX will protest the Portland Art Museum’s ties to a fossil fuel lobbying firm at 3pm on Saturday, April 27, in Shemanski Park directly across from the museum. The protest follows an F Minus exposé of “double agent” lobbyists who simultaneously represent fossil fuel companies and pro-climate clients, including […]

Anti-cancer lobbyists also pushing fossil fuels

Leading anti-cancer organizations continue to employ lobbyists for fossil fuel companies, finds a new report from F Minus, despite these organizations’ own warnings that fossil fuels and the climate crisis are increasing Americans’ exposure to carcinogens. Employing gas lobbyists is especially problematic for these anti-cancer organizations, finds F Minus, because of studies showing the cancer […]

Massive failure to disclose by WA’s fossil fuel lobbyists

A review of lobbyist disclosure records by F Minus reveals 27 Washington lobbyists who are simultaneously representing fossil fuel clients and non-fossil-fuel clients who are being harmed by the climate crisis. An F Minus review of monthly filings also finds a massive failure among these lobbyists to comply with a new Public Disclosure Commission requirement […]

NY’s top lobbyists playing both sides of climate crisis

Download the report New York’s leading fossil fuel lobbyists are simultaneously lobbying on behalf of environmental groups, hospitals, universities, cultural institutions, and tech giants such as Google, Microsoft, and Amazon, according to a new report from F Minus and LittleSis. The report argues that such “double agent” lobbyists are part of a strategy by the […]

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