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How Obama's climate change legacy is weakened by US investment in dirty fuel

Exclusive: an agency inside the Obama administration poured billions into fossil fuel projects that will lead to global carbon emissions on a damaging scale

President Barack Obama has staked his legacy on the environment, positioning his administration as the most progressive on climate change in US history.

However, an obscure agency within his own administration has quietly spoiled his record by helping fund a steady outpouring of new overseas fossil fuel emissions – effectively erasing gains expected from his headline clean power plan or fuel efficiency standards.

The last thing we should be doing is providing corporate welfare to some of the biggest polluters on the planet

We thought the situation was going to improve under Obama. We had no idea it was going to be far worse

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