Lawrence Carter

Investigations reporter with Unearthed –  – mainly climate, energy and Brexit. Shropshire lad.

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Leaked documents reveal the fossil fuel and meat producing countries lobbying against climate action

Some of the world’s biggest coal, oil, beef and animal feed-producing nations are attempting to strip a landmark UN climate report of findings that threaten those domestic economic interests, a major leak of documents seen by Unearthed has revealed.

October 21, 2021

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Revealed: BP and Shell back anti-climate lobby groups despite pledges

But Shell and BP ― the second- and fourth-largest oil companies by revenue last year ― are still active members of at least eight trade organisations lobbying against climate measures in the United States and Australia that were not disclosed in the public reviews, an Unearthed and HuffPost investigation has found.

September 30, 2020

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BP Lobbied Trump Administration to Roll Back Key US Climate Rules

British oil major BP successfully lobbied the Trump administration to roll back key climate regulations preventing the release of methane into the atmosphere, despite claiming to support the Paris agreement to limit global warming to well below 2C.

March 14, 2019