The environmental news outlet credited for investigating Exxon Mobil for hiding climate research is sponsored in part by groups deeply invested in the green energy industry.

Activist group CREDO and green energy company Clean Energy Choice are listed as sponsors on InsideClimate News’ website, the media outlet responsible for spearheading investigations into Exxon over its climate research.

CREDO earned its status throughout the mid-2010s by orchestrating successful lobbying campaigns to pressure Democrats to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline. CREDO is a progressive phone provider with an activist arm.

The group’s former CEO, Michael Kieschnick, who was instrumental in defeating Keystone, serves on the board of environmental billionaire Tom Steyer’s Beneficial State Bank.

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