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Speaking Climate Truth to Power at Chevron and ExxonMobil Shareholders’ Meetings

, climate accountability campaign manager

This week marks the dramatic culmination of fossil fuel company annual meetings as ExxonMobil and Chevron hold their annual shareholder meetings on the same day. Both companies are facing increasing questions about their responsibilities for climate change. Read more >

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Testing the Climate at Shell’s Annual General Meeting

, climate accountability campaign manager

Royal Dutch Shell will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) tomorrow in The Hague, Netherlands. The Anglo-Dutch company has taken positive steps in the past year that distinguish it from other major fossil fuel producers. But Shell still supports groups that try to deceive the public and policy makers about global warming and block action to reduce carbon emissions. Read more >

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Shareholder Resolutions Challenge ConocoPhillips and CONSOL Energy

, climate accountability campaign manager

As I wrote back in March, this proxy season shareholders are calling on companies such as ExxonMobil, Chevron, and ConocoPhillips to disclose how they are positioning their companies in a carbon-constrained world and to address issues relating to their public policy advocacy on climate and energy. Read more >

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AG Schneiderman and others are investigating ExxonMobil for fraud given evidence suggesting the company knew about climate risks but withheld them from their investors, decision makers, and the public

ExxonMobil, Chairman Lamar Smith, and the First Amendment

, president

On Wednesday, I received a letter signed by thirteen members of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. In my thirty years as an attorney, public official, and now UCS President, I have never seen anything quite like it. The letter states that the House Science Committee is “conducting oversight of a coordinated attempt to deprive companies, non-profit organizations and scientists of their First Amendment rights.” This sounds like an oversight effort UCS could support—but for what follows. Read more >

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Hard-Fought Battle over Added Sugar Labeling at the FDA: Public Health 1, Food Industry 0

, senior analyst and program manager, Center for Science and Democracy

At the Partnership for a Healthier America summit this morning, First Lady Michelle Obama announced the Food and Drug Administration’s newest rule. Two years in the making, the final rule will require, among other changes, inclusion of an ‘Added Sugars’ line separate from the total sugar line and a percent daily value for it on the ubiquitous Nutrition Facts label found on the back of all food packages. Read more >

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