An African Oil Pipeline Exposes the West’s Climate Change Hypocrisy

An African Oil Pipeline Exposes the West’s Climate Change Hypocrisy
Environmental and human rights groups organize a protest with speakers and dancing against TotalEnergies' EACOP and Tilenga oil projects in Uganda, Paris, March 2, 2022 (Sipa via AP Images).

In March, environmentalists launched an unprecedented legal case charging French oil giant TotalEnergies with greenwashing. Despite marketing itself as a green company, TotalEnergies has invested heavily in the East African Crude Oil Pipeline, or EACOP, an infamous project in Uganda that’s come to symbolize Western hypocrisy.

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