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28 Companies Spend Big Bucks to Block Climate Action

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Posted on May 30, 2012
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Major American companies that have greenwashed their corporate image are quietly funding efforts to hinder climate legislation and discredit science, according to a new report. —ARK

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An analysis of 28 Standard & Poor 500 publicly traded companies by researchers from the Union of Concerned Scientists exposed a sharp disconnect in some cases between PR message and less visible activities, with companies quietly lobbying against climate policy or funding groups which work to discredit climate science.

The findings are in line with the recent expose of the Heartland Institute. Over the years, the ultra-conservative organisation devoted to discrediting climate science received funds from a long list of companies which had public commitments to sustainability.

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