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Milloy Wins Right to Present Anti-Greenwashing Proposal at Exxon-Mobil Annual Meeting

On March 20, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ruled that ExxonMobil must consider E&E Legal senior policy fellow and author Steve Milloy’s shareholder proposal at the company’s Annual Shareholder meeting in May.

Republicans are buying into carbon capture foolishness
by Steve Milloy, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow, as Appearing in the Washington Examiner

Few Republican politicians are interested in wrecking the economy with pointless climate regulations. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be pressured into less harmful but equally pointless regulations, such as carbon capture and storage.

California’s Green New Deal Act: A ‘How-Do-You-Change-the-Entire Economy Thing’
by Katy Grimes, Senior Media Fellow, as Appearing in the California Globe

As California Globe reported early Monday, Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) held a press conference to announce the California Green New Deal Act. Bonta said the Act is needed “to boldly address the impacts of climate change and issues of equity throughout the state.”  “Science is telling us what to do,” Bonta said, and noted that his bill will be “big and expensive, but necessary.”

Feel better now?
by Greg Walcher, Senior Policy Fellow, as appearing in the Daily Sentinel 

Last week’s column about wolves carrying coronavirus touched a nerve with some readers, concerned about the current epidemic. One took me to task about scientific accuracy, so it makes sense to clarify it.

ExxonMobil Wins Big in Climate Change Trial, but Future Decision Could Have Major Effect
by Craig Richardson, President, as appearing on InsideSources

Nearly every American depends on petroleum products in their daily lives, and today they can rest more soundly, for now at least.  Last month, a New York State Supreme Court judge found that the state’s attorney general failed to establish evidence that ExxonMobil engineered a “longstanding fraudulent scheme … to deceive investors and the investment community … concerning the company’s management of the risks posed to its business by climate change.”

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