BP boss says protests against its arts funding ‘just feel odd’

Oil company’s stance on climate crisis not ‘worlds apart’ from activists’, claims Bob Dudley BP’s chief executive, Bob Dudley, has branded the UK backlash against the oil company’s arts sponsorship the “oddest approach” in the climate debate.The oil bo…

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Major global investor drops US firms deemed climate crisis laggards

Legal and General Investment Management cuts companies including ExxonMobilAn ethical investment operation by the UK’s largest asset manager has dumped shares in a string of US companies it has deemed climate crisis laggards, including oil giant ExxonM…

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Greenpeace serves BP ‘climate injunctions’ at end of oil rig protest

Activists spend seven days occupying BP rig in Cromarty Firth, leading to 14 arrestsGreenpeace has ended its protest against BP drilling for oil in the North Sea by handing in “people’s climate injunctions” at the company’s headquarters.Greenpeace prot…

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Revealed: Mobil sought to fight environmental regulation, documents show

Oil giant looked to make tax-exempt donations to universities and civic groups in the early 1990s to promote the company’s interestsOil giant Mobil sought to make tax-exempt donations to leading universities, civic groups and arts programmes to promote…

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Yorkshire village faces petrochemical giant in anti-fracking fight

Ineos, owned by UK’s richest man, wants to overturn ban on well next to sheltered housingA petrochemical company owned by Britain’s richest man is attempting to overrule a Yorkshire council to drill a shale gas well next to a sheltered housing developm…

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Greenpeace activists board BP oil rig as it is towed out to sea

Campaigners call on firm to abandon plans for new oil wells in face of climate emergencyGreenpeace activists have boarded an oil rig in the Cromarty Firth in protest at plans by BP to drill new oil wells in the North Sea.Two protesters climbed on to th…

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Leading artists call on National Portrait Gallery to cut ties to BP

Judge also among those calling on gallery to sever links to oil firm on eve of its annual awardsArts institutions: cut your ties with BPA judge and several leading artists have written to the director of the National Portrait Gallery on the eve of its …

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