350.org Responds to Exxon Subpoena: “Exxon is Trying to Distract the Public by Directly Attacking Us”

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350.org Responds to Exxon Subpoena: “Exxon is Trying to Distract the Public by Directly Attacking Us”

New York, N.Y. - 350.org objected to all grounds of a subpoena received directly from ExxonMobil. In response, Jamie Henn, 350.org Communications Director issued the following statement:

"We must be doing something right to get subpoenaed by the world's largest oil company. Clearly the revelations about Exxon's climate cover up have hit a nerve. Rather than admitting the truth, Exxon is trying to distract the public by directly attacking us. Instead they're just proving our point: when faced with an opportunity to come clean, Exxon is falling back on its long history of deceit, denial and delay. We of course will continue to shine a spotlight on Exxon's climate crimes."

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350 is the red line for human beings, the most important number on the planet. The most recent science tells us that unless we can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, we will cause huge and irreversible damage to the earth. But solutions exist. All around the world, a movement is building to take on the climate crisis, to get humanity out of the danger zone and below 350. This movement is massive, it is diverse, and it is visionary. We are activists, scholars, and scientists. We are leaders in our businesses, our churches, our governments, and our schools. We are clean energy advocates, forward-thinking politicians, and fearless revolutionaries. And we are united around the world, driven to make our planet livable for all who come after us.

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