Edelman's Koch Connection Follows a Long History of PR-Led Climate Obstruction

'PR and environmentally destructive companies—that's a 100-year-old relationship,' Melissa Aronczyk, media studies professor at Rutgers

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Public relations firms have been working alongside the fossil fuel industry to obstruct climate policy for decades, and Edelman’s recent connection with the Koch network is the latest example.

Edelman, the world’s largest PR firm, was working with the Koch network as recently as 2022—the same year that Edelman committed to a more robust climate strategy—according to publicly available tax documents first reported on by The Guardian. Known for funding climate denial front groups and its deep connections to the fossil fuel industry, Koch Industries and its sprawling network have been peddling climate disinformation for decades.

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