Rockefellers call for change in ExxonMobil leadership


The UK Guardian reported on April 30: “The founding family behind ExxonMobil has embarrassed the board by joining critics of the world’s largest publicly-quoted oil company and called for a management shake-up which could change its attitude towards climate change. The Rockefeller family—which started Exxon’s predecessor, Standard Oil—are taking the unprecedented step of holding a press conference today at a hotel in New York where they will call for Rex Tillerson to hand over part of his responsibilities as both chairman and chief executive.” See Details for more on ExxonMobil and the global warming disinformation campaign.

See our earlier posts:

Nov. 6, 2007: “Out of Balance: ExxonMobil’s Impact on Climate Change” awarded best environmental feature film at Artivist Film Festival in Hollywood

May 21, 2007: House Science investigations chairman calls on Exxon to account for global warming denial funding

May 20, 2007: Greenpeace report on Exxon’s continued funding of global warming denial and disinformation machine

Jan. 26, 2007: New report from Union of Concerned Scientists documents ExxonMobil’s disinformation campaign

Jan. 3, 2007: Climate Science Watch letter to the Wall Street Journal

Dec. 8, 2006: ExxonMobil CEO says global warming poses significant potential risks, emissions reductions needed

Nov. 23, 2006: Michael MacCracken’s 2002 letter to the ExxonMobil board of directors

Oct. 31, 2006: Senators Snowe and Rockefeller to ExxonMobil: Stop funding denialists

Sept. 23, 2006: Royal Society letter to ExxonMobil: Exemplary citizen-science for public accountability

Sept. 23, 2006: UK science academy letter tells ExxonMobil to stop funding global warming denial machine

June 15, 2005: Bush Administration Censor Resigns, Moves to ExxonMobil

June 8, 2005: Bush Aide Edited Climate Reports: Ex-Oil Lobbyist Softened Greenhouse Gas Links (NY Times)

See the ExxonSecrets site.
ExxonSecrets is a Greenpeace research project highlighting the more than a decade-long campaign by Exxon-funded front groups—and the scientists they work with—to deny the urgency of the scientific consensus on global warming and delay action to fix the problem. The database compiles Exxon Foundation and corporate funding to a series of institutions who have worked to undermine solutions to global warming and climate change. It details the working relationships of individuals associated with these organizations and their global warming quotes and deeds.



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