Gretchen Goldman

Lead analyst, Center for Science and Democracy

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Gretchen Goldman is a lead analyst in the Center for Science and Democracy at UCS. She holds a PhD and MS in environmental engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a BS in atmospheric science from Cornell University. See Gretchen's full bio. Follow her on Twitter at @GretchenTG.

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House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith Defends ExxonMobil, Subpoenas Union of Concerned Scientists: An FAQ

Today House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith sent congressional subpoenas to several attorneys general and nonprofit organizations—including the Union of Concerned Scientists—demanding access to correspondence among these groups and between these groups and the attorneys general offices. Read more >

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As Congress Calls Out Fossil Fuel Deception, ExxonMobil Continues to Fund Climate Science Denial

Last week, ExxonMobil released their much anticipated 2015 Corporate Citizenship and Worldwide Giving reports, which include voluntarily disclosed information about their corporate giving each year. Despite ongoing claims by the company to NOT be funding climate denial, the reports once again reveal that the oil and gas giant has continued to financially support many groups that work to undermine climate science, while labeling such funding as corporate social responsibility. Read more >

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The White House has proposed a rule asking companies that do business with the government about their climate change related disclosures. The rule is a good step toward greater transparency around companies' responses to climate change. Photo: FEMA/Patsy Lynch

Should Climate Change Disclosure Be Required for Companies? Government Suppliers Are About to Find Out.

Lest we forget, climate change poses serious risks for businesses. It makes sense that the White House is increasingly interested in how well government suppliers are prepared for the impacts. Read more >

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Peabody Energy Discloses Extensive Payments to Climate Denial Groups

Aside from the sheer amount of money Peabody devoted to climate denial, what shocks me most about the bankruptcy filings is how much we didn’t know without them. A startling lack of transparency surrounds corporate political activities, and these documents prove it. Read more >

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Abuse of Power: ExxonMobil, Chairman Lamar Smith, and the First Amendment

Yesterday the New York Times printed a full-page advertisement sponsored by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a free-market think tank that has been funded by ExxonMobil and has regularly misrepresented climate science. The ad reads in large font “Abuse of Power” followed by discussion of free speech rights of companies, nonprofits, and individuals to disagree on climate change. The ad claims that attorneys general in several states and the US Virgin Islands are overstepping their roles in investigating ExxonMobil for possible fraud. Read more >

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