For Immediate Release
Activists Unfurl Giant “ExxonKnew: Make Them Pay” Banner At Oil and Gas Meeting in NYC
NEW YORK - Activists will unfurl a massive banner that reads, “ExxonKnew: Make Them Pay” outside the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative Meeting at the Morgan Library in New York City tomorrow.
Who: Climate activists with a wide coalition of global organizations campaigning to end the influence of fossil fuels over the UN climate talks.
What: Activists will unfurl a giant, multi hundred foot banner that reads, “ExxonKnew: Make Them Pay.”
Where: On the sidewalk outside the Morgan Library, 225 Madison Ave, New York
When: 11:00am, Monday, September 23
Why: ExxonMobil and other fossil fuel companies have known about the science of the climate crisis since the 1970s, but instead of warning the public, they spent millions of dollars on spreading public misinformation and blocking climate action. Now, they are attempting to greenwash their industry in order to prevent countries from taking steps that would keep fossil fuels in the ground, the only way to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.
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