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2 of the biggest oil giants are among the most influential climate lobbyists

2 of the biggest oil giants are among the most influential climate lobbyists

ExxonMobil and Chevron are some of the most influential climate lobbyists. Yikes. A report from InfluenceMap, a U.K. think tank, assessed the

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ExxonMobil and Chevron are some of the most influential climate lobbyists. Yikes.

report from InfluenceMap, a U.K. think tank, assessed the 50 biggest companies influencing climate policy and found that 35actively fight against climate-friendly legislation.

The below chart maps out the companies according to how strongly they support policies to combat climate change (the x-axis) and how politically engaged they are when doing so (the y-axis).

Researchers selected the companies from a list of the 250 largest, non-state-owned companies, ignoring the 200 companies that appeared to be fence-sitters on the issue.

The anti-climate gang includes pretty much exactly who you’d imagine — Shell, Chevron, Koch Industries, and our old climate-denying frenemy ExxonMobil. On the pro-climate side, we have Apple, Tesla, and Ikea (thanks, Scandinavia!). Many of these companies are committed to buying 100 percent renewable power.

InfluenceMap noted a spike in companies taking steps to combat climate change in the past two years, following the Paris Agreement and Trump’s election as president. Here’s to hoping that trend will continue.

 

 

 

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