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‘Double agents’: how US cities, tech firms and universities use fossil fuel lobbyists

Posted on AllSides July 5th, 2023
From The Left
Politics, Lobbyists, Fossil Fuels
Javier Palma/The Guardian

Exclusive: a new database spotlights the work of 1,500 fossil fuel lobbyists for other clients including a range of institutions, groups and businesses

More than 1,500 lobbyists in the US are working on behalf of fossil fuel companies while at the same time representing hundreds of liberal-run cities, universities, technology companies and environmental groups that say they are tackling the climate crisis, the Guardian can reveal.

Lobbyists for oil, gas and coal interests are also employed by a vast sweep of institutions, ranging from the city governments of Los Angeles,...

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