Now a fossil fuel executive will run America’s foreign policy, right out in the open. Donald Trump gets credit for a kind of barbaric transparency.
Exxon says an investigation into its cover up of what it knew about climate change violates its right to free speech. The response: The First Amendment does not give any corporation the right to commit fraud.
It’s impossible for fossil fuel executives to get some damn peace and quiet.
When billion dollar companies with unrestrained power and political influence manipulate public and investor understanding of an issue that impacts each and every one one of us our chief law enforcers and the courts must step in and hold these companies responsible.
New revelations in the LA Times and InsideClimate News strongly suggest that Exxon knew about the dangers of climate change even as it funded efforts at climate denial.
'Very few things truly piss me off,' says Bill McKibben, but no corporation has ever 'done anything bigger and badder' than what ExxonMobil has done in this case.'