Weeks before the European elections, Members of the the European Parliament (MEPs) missed a golden opportunity to show the public its determination to protect EU climate policy-making from the dirty influence of Big Oil and Gas. Instead, ExxonMobil had mobilised its lobbyists to prevent the withdrawal of its lobby badges, and Parliamentarians fell in line. Over 100 civil society groups and progressive MEPs called on the European Parliament to remove ExxonMobil's lobby badges for having misled EU decision makers and the public around climate change and having refused to attend a hearing on the matter.



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