Special thanks
to our supporters

  • Lupita Chavez
  • Mark Sanders
  • John Laitner
  • Ivan Michael Kasser
  • Linda Ray
  • David Burke
  • Edna Gray
  • Fund for Investigative Journalism
  • Regional Transportation Authority/Pima Association of Governments
  • Ernie Pyle
  • NewsMatch
  • & many more!

We rely on readers like you. Join them & contribute to the Sentinel today!

Hosting provider

Proud member of

Local Independent Online News Publishers Authentically Local Local First Arizona Institute for Nonprofit News
Alec’s model legislation claims ‘American and European fossil energy producers … are among the most socially and environmentally responsible companies in the world.’

The influential right-wing lobby group the American Legislative Exchange Council is driving a surge in new state laws to block boycotts of the oil industry - the strategy, which aims to protect conservative-friendly industries, is modeled on legislation to punish divestment from Israel. Read more»

Exxon, headquartered in Houston, argues that lawsuits filed by out-of-state politicians infringe on the sovereignty of Texas.

ExxonMobil is attempting to use an unusual Texas law to target and intimidate its critics, claiming that lawsuits against the company over its long history of downplaying and denying the climate crisis violate the U.S. Constitution’s guarantees of free speech. Read more»

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat and strident critic of big oil’s public relations tactics, accused API of 'lying on a massive industrial scale' about the climate crisis in order to stall legislation to combat global heating.

The American Petroleum Institute receives millions from oil companies – and works behinds the scenes in what politicians describe as the trade group’s defining role in setting major obstacles to new climate policies and legislation. Read more»

In 1979, an Exxon study said that burning fossil fuels 'will cause dramatic environmental effects' in the coming decades.

Via an unprecedented wave of lawsuits, filed by cities and states across the U.S., America’s petroleum giants face a reckoning for the environmental devastation caused by fossil fuels – and covering up what they knew along the way. Read more»