Steve April 2, 2021
naacp-report:-fossil-fuel-industry-uses-deception-to-conceal-damage-to-bipoc-communities
Pastor Harry Joseph near oil storage tanks in St. James, Louisiana, close to the Mount Triumph Baptist Church. Credit: Julie Dermansky

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The fossil fuel industry continues to use a long list of deceptive tactics to conceal environmental destruction that harms Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and low-income communities.

That’s the top finding of a newly released NAACP report titled “Fossil Fuel Foolery.” The report identifies 10 tactics that polluters, industry lobbyists, and politicians often deploy to deflect accountability for the impacts of fossil fuel production and pollution on the environment and human health.