1979 Exxon Memo on Atmospheric Science Research to Influence Legislation

November 19, 1979 memo from Exxon’s Henry Shaw to H.N. Weinberg on research about atmospheric science and the “potential greenhouse effect.” Shaw writes that Exxon should participate in all disciplines researching and studying climate science so that Exxon can “influence possible legislation on environmental controls.” Shaw also writes that Exxon should start a “very aggressive defensive program” in this scientific area because legislation will effect their company.

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