New York Times drops sponsorship of oil conference – AuthenticAfrican

Posted on by Guardian UK

Newspaper says event ‘gives us cause for concern’ after protests outside its offices

The New York Times has scrapped plans to sponsor one of the world’s biggest oil industry conferences after pressure from climate campaigners including Extinction Rebellion.

There were protests outside the newspaper’s offices in Manhattan this month over the Oil and Money conference, which is in its 40th year and which green groups have called a “climate crime scene”.

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