Rep. Ro Khanna is the chair of a House subcommittee that is launching a comprehensive investigation into fossil fuel front groups and PR. He recorded this during an interview with Clean Creatives, an organization dedicated to bringing together leading agencies, their employees, and clients to address the ad and PR industry’s work with fossil fuels. We are proud to have signed the pledge and support them in the creation of this video. The Clean Creatives pledge is the best way to show you are committed to a future for the creative industry that doesn’t include promoting pollution.
Key points that every professional should know about the investigation:
– The investigation will use the full powers of congress to call fossil fuel executives to testify about their use of front groups, misleading communications, and more.
– The investigation is modeled off of Congress’ investigations into Big Tobacco in the 1990s.
– Communications firms play a key role in the issues under investigation by the subcommittee.
This has the potential to expand the repetitional risks faced by agencies that work with fossil fuel companies, and perhaps uncover conduct that constitutes legal risk as well.
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