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Word Play and Climate Delay

August 24, 2021 • Josh Eisenfeld
For decades oil and gas companies have deliberately misled the public on the risks from extraction and fossil fuel use. Today, many claim to be turning a new page with climate pledges, commitments, and rhetoric that sound great on the… More »

Josh Eisenfeld to EPA: oil and gas companies won’t save us but you can

June 15, 2021 • Josh Eisenfeld
Josh provided the below comment live to the EPA during its June 15, 2021 methane public listening session to provide input on the rule it will publish this September to cut oil and gas production’s methane pollution. Hello and thank you… More »

May 26, 2021: A Day of Reckoning for Big Oil

May 27, 2021 • Josh Eisenfeld
May 26th, 2021 was a day that forced oil and gas companies — specifically Exxon, Chevron and Shell, but with implications for every company across the globe — to reckon with their responsibility for the climate crisis and their strategies… More »

The Congressional Review Act: Exxon’s Saga of Empty Rhetoric Continues

May 10, 2021 • Josh Eisenfeld
Two weeks ago the senate passed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution – by a vote of 52-42 – to undo the Trump Administration’s methane regulation rollbacks. If the resolution is passed in the House of Representatives and is signed… More »

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Exxon’s Climate Strategy: from Denial to Delay

April 23, 2021 • Josh Eisenfeld
For decades ExxonMobil has known the realities of their role in creating the climate crisis. Rather than acting on their own science, they spent a fortune trying to deny it. Today investors, foreign importers, and consumers are calling on major oil… More »

Carbon Pricing: The Oil & Gas Industry’s Latest Delay Tactic

April 5, 2021 • Josh Eisenfeld
The oil and gas industry’s history of responding to the climate crisis is a tall-tale of big promises  without action: first it funded the denial of climate science then acknowledged the same science once public opinion shifted. Today companies are… More »

Only more accountability (not more commitments) can solve methane pollution problems.

March 2, 2021 • Josh Eisenfeld
This week, oil and gas industry leaders, government officials, and other leaders in the energy world will virtually gather for the annual CERAWeek conference. This conference is the industry’s first significant opportunity to collectively send a clear signal of whether… More »

Oil & Gas Companies Can’t Greenwash the Climate Crisis Away

November 24, 2020 • Josh Eisenfeld
The oil and gas industry has repeatedly proven it cannot be trusted. For decades, they have been undermining public trust in climate science to obstruct government action that might negatively affect their bottom line. Unfortunately, they were all too successful.… More »