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The Fossil Fuel Industry’s Fight Against Climate Policy, Science and Clean Energy

This seven-part investigation chronicles the fossil fuel industry’s fight against climate policy, science and clean energy, and the ordinary Americans who happen to be in its way. Each story examines one way the industry guards its interests: through legal battles; regulatory policy; persistent misinformation; lucrative tax breaks and subsidies; and undermining clean energy.

Collectively, the stories explain how, despite the accelerating climate crisis, the industry has succeeded in stopping actions that would curtail greenhouse gas emissions.