For Immediate Release
Exxon Supports Republican Carbon Tax, Greenpeace Response
WASHINGTON - In response to the support ExxonMobil and other fossil fuel companies are announcing today for a carbon tax championed by the Climate Leadership Council, Greenpeace USA Senior Climate Campaigner Naomi Ages said,
"ExxonMobil will try to dress this up as climate activism, but its key agenda is protecting executives from legal accountability for climate pollution and fraud. Buried in pages of supposedly ‘free market’ solutions is a new regulation exempting polluters from facing legal consequences for their role in fueling climate change. Across the globe, communities, shareholders, and top law enforcement agencies are launching investigations and litigation against fossil fuel companies. A nicely worded public relations exercise is no cure for decades of deception."
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