drag your feet | drag your heels
Meaning: If you drag your feet, or drag your heels, you do something slowly because you don't really want to do it.
- The government promised to provide universal health care, but now it's dragging its feet over the issue.
- We expected the company to drag its heels when it came to paying compensation to the injured workers, but now it doesn't want to pay anything!
If industries are dragging their feet over the issue of developing new technology to reduce carbon emissions, they are