WASHINGTON - April 26 - With oil giant ExxonMobil poised to announce another quarter of record profits, thousands of people are turning to the Exxpose Exxon campaign each day to educate themselves about ExxonMobil's egregious environmental record and ways to make a difference.
"The American public is increasingly fed-up with ExxonMobil's profits and arrogance," says Shawnee Hoover, Campaign Director for Exxpose Exxon, a national coalition of the nation's leading environmental and public interest organizations. "Consumers are angry about high gas prices and high CEO pay-outs, but they get even angrier when they learn about Exxon's agenda to keep us addicted to oil and rob us of a sustainable future."
The coalition reports that its website, ExxposeExxon.com, has seen a 300 percent jump in visitors per week on average since ExxonMobil announced record-breaking 2005 profits of $36.1 billion.
Exxpose Exxon's call for a consumer boycott of Exxon and Mobil gas stations have been echoed by several other groups in recent weeks, including the passage of a resolution to boycott ExxonMobil in Southern Texas.
ExxonMobil is the only major oil company to spend $15 million on funding global warming skeptics, lobby against national reductions of global warming pollution, refuse meaningful investment of its record profits in renewable energies, and vocally oppose U.S. efforts to become energy independent.
"We have the technologies to transition our economy off oil and help bring down consumer energy costs," says Tim Greeff of the Natural Resources Defense Council. "ExxonMobil should invest in these renewable technologies or at least stop standing in the way of progress toward energy independence."