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 […]
Oregon’s top fossil fuel lobbyists also work for leading cultural institutions, tech companies, and climate-focused nonprofits
New research by F Minus finds that some of Oregon’s top fossil fuel lobbyists are simultaneously registered to lobby on behalf of pro-climate nonprofits and cultural organizations, a disaster relief organization, and tech giants Apple, Google, and Meta, a strategy that F Minus Executive Director James Browning criticized as a form of “greenwashing.” In Oct. […]
The Johns Hopkins University and the City of Baltimore are backing away from working with lobbyists whose fossil fuel advocacy is at odds with their own climate goals, according to an analysis of new lobbyist registrations by climate group F Minus. In July 2023, F Minus revealed that lobbyists for JHU shared the firm of Cornerstone Government […]
A new report from F Minus finds 19 U.S. climate-focused foundations who pursue non-climate policy goals in areas such as education by employing fossil fuel lobbyists. Collecting data on climate legislation and state-level lobbyist registrations from 2022-23, the report highlights four climate foundations whose grant-making is “most conflicted” with the pro-fossil-fuel advocacy of their own […]
A new report from F Minus and LittleSis finds that Pittsburgh has the most “extreme embrace” of fossil fuel lobbyists of any big American city and that the climate goals of many Pittsburgh institutions are being undermined by their own lobbyists, many of whom also work for coal, oil, and gas interests. The two groups […]
San Diego, CA–As oil and gas companies lobby to defeat several major climate bills in the final days of California’s 2023 legislative session, new research from F Minus shows that numerous lobbying firms and their lobbyists are serving as “double agents” by representing both fossil fuel companies and climate-stricken local governments, universities, and even environmental groups.
Today we are calling on local governments, schools, businesses, and other organizations who employ lobbyists to end their relationships with lobbyists who work for the fossil fuel industry. Research by F Minus finds more than 1,500 of these lobbyists are playing both sides of the climate crisis by lobbying on behalf of oil, gas, and […]