“Oil Companies Are Spending Billions on PR – But Are They Winning?”

“US oil companies are trying to rebrand themselves as part of the solution to the climate crisis to counter Democratic proposals”

“America’s oil companies are trying to rebrand themselves as part of the solution to the climate crisis, launching a campaign to counter top Democrats’ proposals to rapidly cut pollution from the power plants and cars that run on the industry’s petroleum and natural gas.

They say natural gas – a fossil fuel that emits heat-trapping carbon dioxide – is helping to slow climate disruption by providing an alternative to coal.

“We’re taking our message of energy progress to every corner of the country to show just what’s at stake in Washington and in state capitols around the country,” said Mike Sommers, CEO of the oil trade group the American Petroleum Institute (API), on a press call announcing the plan.”

Emily Holden reports for the Guardian January 8, 2020.

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