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Mobil Speech Kit File

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 […]

2015 Bernie Sanders letter urging DOJ to investigate Exxon

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 […]

2015 FOIA request revealing Exxon funding of Smithsonian climate researcher Soon

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 […]

2009 Forged Letters from Coal Industry to Congress

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 […]

Statement of Dr. James McCarthy Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight House Science Committee March 28, 2007

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. […]

2006 report on ExxonMobil’s Worldwide Giving

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).   Share this post on […]

2001 State Department memo discussing meeting with Climate Council

A 2001 memo between State Department officials, regarding the Department’s upcoming meeting with Don Pearlman, the Executive Director of the Climate Council. As the memo states, Climate Council is an organization dedicated to “informing domestic and international climate change,” and adamantly opposed to the Kyoto Protocol and U.S. efforts to address climate change in general. […]

ExxonMobil Fortune article, 2001

This document is an article discussing ExxonMobil’s current and future oil production, published in a 2001 issue of Fortune, a popular international business magazine. In the article, ExxonMobil’s CEO Lee Raymond stated that the company plans to “spend $45 billion over the next decade to increase its energy production by three million barrels a day.” The […]