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What Exxon knew about the Earth's melting Arctic

Back in 1990, as the debate over climate change was heating up, a dissident shareholder petitioned the board of Exxon, one of the world’s largest oil companies, imploring it to develop a plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from its production plants and facilities.  The board’s response: Exxon...

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Shell's controversial Arctic drilling effort ends for 'foreseeable future'

It was only in recent weeks, after Royal Dutch Shell had spent eight years and more than $7 billion in its controversial effort to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean, that the company finally began to drill deeply into what it believed was a promising expanse of seafloor off the coast of Alaska...


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