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Green rigs and ham: Dr. Seuss the oilman

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Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known by the pen name Dr. Seuss, began his career by introducing the nation to his imaginative characters and cadenced text by creating advertisements for New Jersey-based Standard Oil. The company produced various consumer products derived from petroleum, and Geisel began promoting “Flit,” a popular insect repellent that guarded folks against flies and mosquitoes. In late ...

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Rockefeller Brothers Fund to divest in fossil fuels

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Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media In a startling move that demonstrates the evolving nature of energy markets, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund has announced that it is part of a group of philanthropic foundations and wealthy individuals that will pull $50 billion in investments from fossil fuel industries. Instead, the fund will transition to investing in clean energy sources over ...

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