HELENA, MT – A recent story in the Associated Press shows dozens of oil and gas corporations rushing to secure drilling permits before the Biden administration begins. Research from Western Values Project shows that companies boasting about combatting climate change racked up significant environmental violations and collaborated with other polluters. Some of the top offenders include EOG, Devon Energy, XTO and Oxy.
“Big Oil corporations are trying to rack up as many new drilling permits as they can before the Trump administration gets the boot while also claiming publicly to be addressing climate change. But oil and gas corporations are still setting themselves up to profit off our public lands while pouring tons of pollution into our environment. The only thing worse might be Trump’s corrupt Interior Secretary, David Bernhardt, enabling it,” said Western Values Project director Jayson O’Neill.
Below is a look at some of the contradictory statements oil and gas corporations have been making about climate change, while continuing their corruption and polluting the planet:
Read the full research from Western Values Project here.