Tag: ExxonMobil

Exxon Mimics Big Tobacco’s First Amendment Plea

ExxonMobil’s claim last week in a Texas court that the First Amendment bars an attorney general’s investigation into its history of climate denial is probably a loser. Big Tobacco tried to use the First Amendment

Strong Optics at Attorney General’s Climate Conclave but Weak on Details, Litigators

The announcement Tuesday that two more attorneys general are investigating whether ExxonMobil and other fossil fuel companies misled the public about the reality of global warming raised more questions than it answered – particularly as

It’s not just what #ExxonKnew, it’s what #ExxonDid next

In the wake of Inside Climate News and the Columbia University/LA Times investigations into ExxonMobil’s history on climate science, the company has been terribly busy telling the world that it stands by its scientific work. In

Peabody Settles with NY Attorney General, Will Disclose More on Climate – But Not Much

Peabody Energy settled a multi-year investigation by the New York state attorney general’s office last night, agreeing to make more truthful disclosures to investors about climate change-related risks to its coal mining operations. However the

Heartland Institute Attacks Pope Francis: Calling climate action “paganism”

  At a press conference in Philadelphia last week, the climate denier group the Heartland Institute denounced Pope Francis’s call for urgent action on global warming, accused the pontiff of “left wing” politics and said

National Black Chamber of Commerce: Fossil Funders Revealed

The National Black Chamber of Commerce has been among more meddlesome corporate climate change solutions blockers for the past two decades.  They are under increasing pressure these days. The organization is small, basically Harry Alford

Former Dept. of Justice Official Says Exxon News Worsens Liability Picture

The former Department of Justice lawyer who led the watershed lawsuit against tobacco companies, says that the news out today about oil giant ExxonMobil knowing as early as 1981 about the threat posed by climate

BP Leaves ALEC, Shades of Global Climate Coalition Defections

In what could be a throwback to the 1990s, the National Journal just broke that British Petroleum (BP) has quit the American Legislative Exchange Council today, saying ALEC membership was not needed to pursue its interests.

Willie Soon Scandal: Markey, Whitehouse, Boxer Letter to 100 Companies, Industry Groups

The new Telsa (electric car) has an acceleration setting called INSANE MODE…literally. The car goes from 0 to 60mph in 3.2 seconds… That’s what three Senators just did to accelerate the Willie Soon scandal.  

Willie Soon Scandal: Topics for Smithsonian Inspector General

First, we have an idea for coming clean, a remedy…the illustrious Smithsonian Institution should sponsor free screenings nationwide of the upcoming theatrical film Merchants of Doubt, pay for school kids everywhere to go see it.