This is a guest post by Dan Zegart from the Climate Investigations Center.
The world's largest public relations firm said today it will no longer represent coal producers or climate change deniers.
Edelman's change of direction was reported today in a story in the Guardian newspaper that was based on a leaked internal email.
The email revealed that the company concluded a two-year long ethical review process by deciding to ban coal companies and deniers — including front groups that espouse climate denial on behalf of companies or other interests — but will continue to work for oil and gas firms and the rest of the fossil fuel industry.
“On climate denial and coal those are where we just said this is absolutely a no-go area,” Michael Stewart, the president and chief executive for Europe, who led the review, told the Guardian.
“Greenwashing, fake front groups, anything like that is completely inappropriate,” Stewart continued.