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Have Oil Producers Finally Come Around on Climate Change?

A few weeks ago, we mentioned a recent survey that showed a high degree of concern about climate change among oil and gas industry insiders. It seems that concern is now turning into action – eight of the world’s biggest oil companies have joined together to express their support for cutting carbon emissions. As this […]

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BP severs ties with ALEC

Why Climate Action Is Becoming A Major Business Priority

Last week, yet another big corporation severed ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the conservative lobbying group known for drafting legislation that denies human-caused climate change. Other major companies, including Google and Yahoo, have pulled their ALEC memberships in recent months, but the latest to drop out was no less than the oil giant […]

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Shell Climate Resolution

Raise Your Voice for Climate Action – It Works

We’ve been talking a lot about using divestment to show your disapproval of the way some companies do business. But there’s another way to send a message that they need to change their ways. Many shareholders, rather than divesting, are using their influence to challenge corporations to take positive action. This Guardian article tells how […]

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BP's Image Improves ... Really

BP’s Image Improves … Really

In a recent post on The Street, Eric Rosenbaum reveals that a new AP poll has people approving of the way BP is handling the oil disaster – up 15% to 33% from June until now. The poll also conveys that "concerns from Americans have turned to some of the longer-term environmental and human health issues, as anger […]

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At Politico, Rating Enviros' Strategy on Oil Spill

At Politico, Rating Enviros’ Strategy on Oil Spill

Matthew Nisbet, Framing Science, and Politico analyze the way that the environmental movement has responded to the oil spill, and in particular, to Obama's handling of the disaster. Nisbet explains that enviros are generally letting the mainstream news media do the work of communicating the need for action and accountability. The point is made and […]

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BP's Tony Hayward Speaks in TV Ad

BP’s Tony Hayward Speaks in TV Ad

Yesterday we posted on the Google Ads that BP has purchased in response to the crisis. AdAge has the television spot that BP rolled out. In it BP takes responsibility for the spill but attempts to communicate the great efforts that the company is taking to clean it up. They are making an effort to […]

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BP Spins Oil Spill by Buying Google Ad Words

BP Spins Oil Spill by Buying Google Ad Words

Environmental Leader writes that in reaction to the impact the BP oil spill has had on public opinion, one of the tactics BP is using to combat further negative response, is to buy up "oil spill" and other adwords within Google and Yahoo's ad networks. The ads which come up use the tagline, "how BP […]

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Poll: Majority Now Opposes More Offshore Drilling

Poll: Majority Now Opposes More Offshore Drilling

Along with many others, we've been waiting to see what the impact of the oil spill would be on public opinion towards offshore drilling. A recent CBS News poll reveals that 51% of Americans now oppose offshore drilling, an increase from 41% one month ago. Though 40% of Americans still favor increased offshore drilling, that […]

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Who are the 22% of Americans Who View BP Favorably?

Who are the 22% of Americans Who View BP Favorably?

EnviroKnow attempts to find out who the 22%of Americans that have a favorable view of BP are. They find that conservatives, males and those over the age of 65 are more likely to have a favorable view of BP, interestingly the same group that supported offshore drilling. The greatest demographic indicator of favorability was race […]

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For BP, Environmental Disaster Equals Business Disaster

For BP, Environmental Disaster Equals Business Disaster

There was no way that BP was going to be able to survive the catastrophe of their recent oil spill without backlash because of their "beyond petroleum" and earth-friendly messaging. AdPulp examines the situation from a brand perspective for BP. BP is trying to stem the negative press by positioning the company on the same […]

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