The Exxon Climate Scandal

Documents reveal that ExxonMobil has known since the late 1970s that its products cause global warming. A decade later, the company ignored its own scientists and financed a campaign to deceive shareholders and the public about the realities and risks of climate change. ExxonMobil now faces heightened scrutiny and growing calls to hold the company accountable for its deceptive actions.


Investors Want Transparency. ExxonMobil Offers Smoke and Mirrors

, climate accountability campaign manager

Yesterday, an industry-led task force issued final recommendations on how companies across all sectors should report on climate-related financial risks. ExxonMobil, which faced a shareholder rebellion on this issue at its annual meeting last month, could have seized the opportunity to welcome the recommendations and commit to improving its own reporting. Instead, the company released its 2016 Corporate Citizenship Report, revealing that ExxonMobil continues to funnel more than $1.5 million to groups that have spread disinformation on climate science and/or seek to block action on climate change. Read more >

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Post-Election, ExxonMobil Goes After Scientists and Climate Advocates

, climate accountability campaign manager

Major fossil fuel companies that are determined to defend their profits at all costs, including the health and well-being of the people of this planet, can only be emboldened by the results of last week’s US elections. Read more >

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ExxonMobil and Its Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

, climate accountability campaign manager

Last week brought stunning news about ExxonMobil’s financial position. First came a warning that the company may be in an “irreversible decline.” Read more >

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How Does ExxonMobil Attack Climate Science? Let Me Count the Ways

, climate accountability campaign manager

ExxonMobil currently scores at the bottom of the scale—“egregious”—on nearly every metric of involvement with climate disinformation. Read more >

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The House Science Committee held a hearing this morning to validate its overreaching subpoenas of 9 nonprofit organizations, including the Union of Concerned Scientists. Photo: Gretchen Goldman

House Science Committee Holds Hearing on Its Own Authority: Chairman Smith Circles the Wagons

, Research Director, Center for Science and Democracy

This morning the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a hearing to discuss its legal authority to issue subpoenas its Chairman had already issued.  Yes, you read that correctly. House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith held a hearing this morning to investigate his own investigation. And the hearing was as bizarre as that sounds. Read more >

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