The Harvard environmental law professor stepped down from her role at ConocoPhillips under mounting pressure from climate activists groups, including XR Boston, Climate Defiance and Divest Harvard.

Freeman originally denied accusations and maintained she was within Harvard’s conflict-of-interests policies.

In April, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism and The Guardian revealed that Jody Freeman had lobbied on behalf of ConocoPhillips, and was receiving more than $350,000 a year as a board member. 

On Thursday, Freeman said in a statement that she had left the position at ConocoPhillips “to focus on my research at Harvard and make space for some new opportunities”.

She added: “I learned a lot from my decade-long board service, think I made a positive difference, and am glad I did it.” Freeman received more than $3m from the company during her time on the board.”

source: Via Grace Murray, Bureau of Investigative Journalism,

Looking Back: Just Stop Oil Supporters throw Soup on Van Gogh

Two supporters of Just Stop Oil threw soup a Van Gogh Painting, Sunflowers, Oct 14th, 2022. The two women walked into the room in the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, in which the ‘Sunflowers’ is hung and at 11am threw the contents of two tins of Heinz Tomato soup over the painting which has an estimated value of $84.2 million. Since then, this action has come to be known as the Iconic “Soup Throwing” action. 

Phoebe Plummer, 21, from London  said:

“Is art worth more than life? More than food? More than justice?

“The cost of living crisis is driven by fossil fuels—everyday life has become unaffordable for millions of cold hungry families—they can’t even afford to heat a tin of soup. Meanwhile, crops are failing and people are dying in supercharged monsoons, massive wildfires and endless droughts caused by climate breakdown. We can’t afford new oil and gas, it’s going to take everything. We will look back and mourn all we have lost unless we act immediately.”

Anna Holland, 20, from Newcastle said:

“UK families will be forced to choose between heating or eating this winter, as fossil fuel companies reap record profits. But the cost of oil and gas isn’t limited to our bills. Somalia is now facing an apocalyptic famine, caused by drought and fuelled by the climate crisis. Millions are being forced to move and tens of thousands face starvation. This is the future we choose for ourselves if we push for new oil and gas.” 

No painting was damaged, as the iconic “Sunflowers” was in a protective case.


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