September 26, 2002 Retiring Senior Scientist for the Office of the U. S. Global Change Research Program, Michael MacCracken writes a letter to ExxonMobil’s Lee Raymond in response to criticism of the National Assessment and U.S. climate science in ExxonMobil advertising as well as the ExxonMobil fax from on February 6, 2001 from Randy Randol […]
This fax and memorandum dated February 6, 2001 from Exxon lobbyist Randy Randol to John Howard at the White House Center for Environmental Quality makes recommendations for changing the U.S. team working on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Third Assessment and Synthesis Report and delaying IPCC proceedings.
A 1979 memo from Exxon’s R.J. Campion to W.W. Madden referencing Bill Slick’s need for information on atmospheric CO2 buildup as a potential emerging issue for the American Petroleum Institute to consider. Exxon recommended that this is not a high priority and referenced the Exxon Research and Engineering pilot “Greenhouse Project” study that measured CO2 […]
Mobil’s “Op-Ed Impact Study: A Comparative Analysis of Energy Viewpoints in the Op-Ed Advertisements and The New York Times Editorials 1970-1980” tracks the changing of the New York Times editorial board’s attitude shifted to opinions similar to Mobil’s on various issues including conservation, natural gas, coal, and offshore drilling. These op-eds were also known as […]
This document details Mobil’s stances on a multitude of issues, including advertising bias, communist trade, the effect of oil prices on the world economy and the future of oil multinationals. The document provides short descriptions of Mobil’s involvement and position on a variety of relevant domestic and international problems. The document also contains a “speech […]
This 2015 document is a letter from U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders to the U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Sanders details his concerns that ExxonMobil has been committing corporate fraud through its misinformation campaign related to climate change. In the letter, Sanders “respectfully request[s] the Department of Justice investigate [the] allegations,” that Exxon scientists knew that climate […]
This document reveals that Exxon Mobil funded Wei-Hock Soon, a part-time researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass. A 2015 Freedom of Information Act request revealed that Soon received funding from fossil-fuel interests but he subsequently failed to disclose in a string of scientific papers. The document shows that Exxon contributed $55,000 to Soon […]
An email from Lenny Bernstein, ExxonMobil Chemical Engineer to the Director of the Ohio University Institute of Applied and Professional Ethics that discuses how Exxon was aware of climate change fueled by the fossil fuel industry back in 1981. In his email, Bernstein refers to a giant natural gas field in Indonesia that ExxonMobil did […]
This document contains a compilation of several 2009 letters opposing the House climate change bill that were forged by or on behalf of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. The letters were part of a fraudulent correspondence scheme, led by the coal industry advocacy group, in which the industry’s lobbying arm pretended to be representatives from at […]
An interview with climatologist Patrick Michaels, the current Director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute and past president of the American Association of State Climatologists. In the interview, Michaels diminishes carbon’s effect on global warming, dismisses rising global temperatures, and advocates for a “do nothing” public policy approach to […]
March 28, 2007 testimony of James McCarthy, Professor of Biological Oceanography at Harvard University and former co-chair of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Third IPCC Assessment) testifying that Bush Administration appointees and a network of organizations funded ExxonMobil distorted and suppressed climate science, so as to confuse the American public.
This document contains a 2007 speech by Exxon’s CEO Rex Tillerson. His speech titled, “The State of the Energy Industry: Strengths, Realities, and Solutions” opened CERAWeek 2007, an annual international gathering of energy industry leaders, officials and policymakers. Tillerson begins by detailing the oil industry’s achievements, which includes “a record of accomplishment in ongoing improvements […]
This 2006 document contains a list of all of ExxonMobil’s financial contributions related to public information and policy research for the year. Overall, ExxonMobil contributed approximately $6.5 million. Notable contributions include: American Enterprise Institute ($240,000), American Legislative Exchange Council ($86,000), Cato Institute ($20,000) and the Frontiers of Freedom Institute ($180,000).