For Immediate Release
Cassady Craighill, firstname.lastname@example.org, 828-817-3328
Exxon Quits ALEC After Years of Climate-Denying Collaboration
WASHINGTON - In response to Exxon quitting the American Legislative Exchange Council after a spat about climate change, Greenpeace USA Climate and Energy Director Janet Redman said,
“If the American Legislative Exchange Council is too big a climate denier even for Exxon Mobil, then the rest of its members should follow suit and quit this dangerous lobbying organization. It’s clear that Exxon is trying to clear its conscience after collaborating for decades on climate denial with ALEC and its other Koch-backed supporters. The devious partnership between oil companies and lobbying groups has already done irreparable damage to communities including those suing oil companies to pay for the costs of climate damages. It’s a matter of when, not if, Exxon will be held accountable for the time it has cost the world in avoiding catastrophic climate change. This move won’t save Exxon.”
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