'Oil companies must be forced to face up to wider responsibilities on climate change, on the environment and on human rights,' said FoE head of corporate accountability Craig Bennett.
He urged an imposition of higher taxes on oil companies, claiming that the public were 'directly contributing towards their profits'.
Fuel was also an issue for Age Concern after Scottish Power increased domestic bills by 25 per cent. 'These rises will do nothing to arrest the strong link between increasing winter deaths in Scotland and fuel poverty,' warned Age Concern chief executive Gordon Manion.
MPs' vote for a total ban on smoking in public places sent the Cancer Research UK press team into overdrive in support. The charity was third with 177 articles.