Who’s holding us back? How carbon intensive industry is preventing effective climate legislation
The corporations most responsible for contributing to climate change emissions and profiting from those activities are campaigning to increase their access to international climate negotiations and at the same time working to defeat progressive climate and energy policies around the world. In the US alone, approximately $3.5 bn is invested annually in lobbying activities at the federal level. In recent years, the fossil fuel companies, Royal Dutch Shell, the US Chamber of Commerce, Edison Electric Institute, PG&E, Southern Company, ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP and ConocoPhillips all made the top 20 list of lobbyists. This report helps to demonstrate why decisive action on climate change is being consistently ousted from the political agenda.