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But currently, many mainstream media companies have financial ties to the fossil fuel industry that's lobbying against science-based climate action such as the Green New Deal.
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In the months ahead, as Congress' Select Committee on the Climate Crisis begins to make policy recommendations, there will be intense pressure from the fossil fuel industry and its armies of lobbyists to compromise — for policies that are far less serious than what scientists say are needed. Just the five biggest oil and gas companies alone are spending $200 million annually to oppose climate-motivated policy.
But an informed public can stand up to this massive lobbying and spread trustworthy environmental facts in the climate policy debate.
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