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For Immediate Release
Contact: Lindsay Meiman,Senior U.S. Communications Specialist,,,+1 347 460 9082,New York, USA on Exxon Appointing Climate Scientist to Its Board


In response to reports that ExxonMobil has appointed climate scientist Susan Avery to its board of directors, Jamie Henn, Strategic Communications Director, issued the following statement:

"This is a little late in the game considering Exxon has known about climate change since the 1970s. It's hard to believe this is little more than a PR stunt meant to pave over the decades the company spent deceiving the public about the crisis. We wouldn't have given Philip Morris a pass for putting a doctor on their board and we aren't going to let Exxon off the hook either. Exxon lied, people died, and they must be held accountable."

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