Edelman formally declares it will not accept climate denial campaigns.

Guardian: “Edelman, America’s biggest public relations firm, has for the first time formally declared it will not take on campaigns that deny global warming, in response to an investigation by the Guardian.”
“However it is unclear on its commitment to existing clients that have been involved in spreading doubt about climate change and fighting regulations to cut carbon pollution.
The explicit rejection comes in response to a story earlier this week that saw a number of top firms in the industry – but not Edelman – declare as a matter of company policy that they viewed climate change as a threat, and that they would not take on clients or campaigns that deny climate change.
In an apparent damage control exercise, the PR firm alerted the Guardian to what may be the industry’s first official position on climate denial.
….However, Edelman still left itself room for manoeuvre. Bush later backpedalled on Boyd’s commitment to “scrub” the client roster, writing in an email: “We did not intend to suggest that we have launched a ‘scrubbing’ operation of our client roster, but that we continually look at our client portfolio. As you might imagine with thousands of clients it’s an ongoing exercise.”
He also declined to say whether Edelman had let go or “scrubbed” clients – such as API and Alec that have been involved in spreading doubt about climate change and fighting regulations to cut carbon pollution.
….API has lobbied hard to expand oil and gas drilling, and speed construction of the Keystone XL pipeline from the Alberta tar sands. A carefully crafted statement on the API website does not explicitly deny the science of global warming, but it does inject an element of doubt where there is none over the link between the burning of fossil fuels and climate change.
“While we rely on them for most of our energy and will likely do so for years to come, emissions from their production and use may be helping to warm our planet by enhancing the natural greenhouse effect of the atmosphere,” API says on its website.
Alec meanwhile has sought to roll back clean energy rules and tax homeowners who install solar panels.
Or as Boyd told WBEZ in Chicago this week: “We do not work for deniers, but we recognise that there is great nuance and grey in this conversation.”