Largest Coal Producer in the U.S. Funded Climate Change Denial Groups
A new report from the U.K’s Guardian newspaper has unveiled that Peabody Energy, the U.S.’s largest coal producer, was actively funding over two dozen groups that advocated a policy of climate change denial, including various trade associations, corporate lobby groups, and conservative think-tanks. While long suspected by environmental groups, Peabody’s role in climate change denial was uncovered when the company filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in April.
“These groups collectively are the heart and soul of climate denial,” says Climate Investigation Center founder Kert Davies, referring to the groups funded by the coal giant. “It’s the broadest list I have seen of one company funding so many nodes in the denial machine.”