[ExI] Exxon Lobbyists reveal climate change denial tactics

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sun Jul 4 13:00:43 UTC 2021

Exxon Lobbyists Reveal in Secret Recordings How They Manipulate Politicians
and the Public
A sting by Greenpeace UK exposes how the company talks a big climate game
while ensuring nothing actually gets done.
Molly Taft    30 June 2021

Two lobbyists for Exxon have been caught on tape admitting how the company
manipulates politicians and the public. Among the damning admissions are
that the company views its advocacy for a carbon tax as little more than
“an advocacy tool” and that it once funded “shadow groups” to fight climate


McCoy also told the interviewers that Exxon had poured money into “shadow
groups” in order to fight against climate science. According to
Greenpeace’s release, this marks the first time that a sitting executive at
Exxon had admitted to the company’s role in funding dark money denier

“There’s nothing illegal about that,” McCoy helpfully noted. “We were
looking out for our investments, we were looking out for our shareholders.”

“No matter how much Exxon wants you to think they care about the climate
crisis, this shows as clear as day that the tiger hasn’t changed its
stripes,” Charlie Kronick, a senior climate campaigner with Greenpeace UK,
said in a release. “The oil giant is still using every trick in the
lobbyist’s playbook to weaken or derail climate action in the U.S. We now
know for sure that Exxon’s support for a carbon tax is just a cynical ploy
based on their belief that it will never happen.”

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