Corporate Mapping Project names top fossil fuel industry players, unlocks online database - 2019-07-03

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F0.png Corporate Mapping Project names top fossil fuel industry players, unlocks online database July 3, 2019, David Climenhaga, blogs, rabble.ca

"The fossil fuel industry … is the biggest obstacle to real action on climate change today," says the co-director of the Corporate Mapping Project, which this morning published an eye-opening list of the 50 most influential players in the industry and a publicly accessible database with information on more than 200 extractive corporations with assets over $50 million.

The reason is easy to understand, explained Bill Carroll, a sociology professor at the University of Victoria: the industry's "economic interests are served by continued expansion of oil and gas production."

The Corporate Mapping Project, partly funded by the federal government's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, has spent most of the past four years plumbing the interlocking directorships and other relationships that link entities within the Canadian fossil fuel industry with one another and the wider corporate sector in Canada and abroad.

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{{cite news | author = David Climenhaga | title = Corporate Mapping Project names top fossil fuel industry players, unlocks online database | url = http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/alberta-diary/2019/07/corporate-mapping-project-names-top-fossil-fuel-industry | work = blogs | publisher = rabble.ca | date = July 3, 2019 | accessdate = July 4, 2019 }}