A new Greenpeace document exposes the government’s toxic relationship with oil and gas corporations


Written by : SAM WOOLFE

A new Greenpeace report has exposed the toxic relationship that Theresa May’s Conservative government has with oil and gas corporations.

Unearthed, Greenpeace’s investigative unit, has obtained a document showing that Trade Minister Greg Hands visited Brazil to talk about extracting fossil fuels in the country. He was reportedly representing the interests of oil and gas corporations, pressuring Brazil to relax its environmental regulations. And the Department for International Trade (DIT) didn’t want anyone to know about this.

This is not only problematic because of its potential consequences for climate change; but also because, even if Hands was trying to prioritise financial benefit to the UK over environmental concerns, such a policy could cost the UK big time in the long run.

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