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Fossil fuel firms’ social media fightback against climate action – Industry funds ‘grassroots’ resistance to tougher rules while touting green credentials

Fossil gas companies’ social media fightback in opposition to local weather motion – Business funds ‘grassroots’ resistance to harder guidelines whereas touting inexperienced credentials

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  1. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/10/fossil-fuel-firms-social-media-fightback-against-climate-action) reduced by 91%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Their global PR campaigns on social media promote a commitment to a green, low-carbon future, but across the US in particular, specific local campaigns are obstructing tighter regulations on fossil fuel extraction.

    > The Guardian has collaborated with leading scientists and NGOs to expose, with exclusive data, investigations and analysis, the fossil fuel companies that are perpetuating the climate crisis – some of which have accelerated their extraction of coal, oil and gas even as the devastating impact on the planet and humanity was becoming clear.

    > In 2014, a leaked document from the Western States Petroleum Association – the oil and gas trade body in states including Washington, Oregon and California – detailed the use of such community groups to push back against climate campaigners and the anti-oil agenda – something WSPA described as "The worst of times".

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