For Immediate Release
Jayson O’Neill (406) 200-8582
Big Oil’s Texas Deep Freeze Misinformation Two Step
Big Oil’s history of misinformation fueling oily politicians renewable energy falsehoods as lives are lost.
WASHINGTON - As Texans and others in the south battle through more brutely cold temperatures during rolling electrical blackouts, new research by Accountable.US shows how Big Oil is fueling the political mouthpieces who are taking the opportunity to misinform the public about renewable energy and climate change instead of addressing the immediate crisis — even as lives are being lost. The misinformation campaign follows a long pattern by Big Oil, its political allies, and its associations — like the American Petroleum Institute and Western Energy Alliance — of promulgating untruths in order to derail meaningful climate action in the name of corporate profits.
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