For Immediate Release
Exxon Seeks Waiver From Russia Sanctions: Greenpeace Response
WASHINGTON - In response to Exxon’s filing for a waiver to work in Russia despite United States sanctions, Greenpeace USA Climate Liability Campaigner Naomi Ages said,
“If the Trump administration allows Exxon to move forward with extreme offshore oil drilling in Russia despite sanctions, the United States Congress must resist. Removing barriers to Exxon drilling in the Russian Black Sea with a state-controlled company like Rosneft would not only jeopardize global progress on climate change and provide momentum for a similar waiver in the Russian Arctic, it would also send a message to Russia that it can intervene in any country, including the United States, with no consequences. Members of Congress must stand up for the separation of oil and state.”
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