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).
This 2006 letter from U.S. Senators Snowe and Rockefeller to Exxon Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson criticizes Exxon for its climate denial efforts and “longstanding support of a small cadre of global climate change skeptics.” The Senators argue that Exxon’s climate denial strategy has made it difficult for the US to “demonstrate moral clarity,” and has […]
Ken Cohen, ExxonMobil Vice President of Public Affairs writes a letter on September 25, 2006 to the Royal Society responding to criticism and detailing the company’s history of involvement in climate change policy.
Letter from the Bob Ward at the Royal Society to Nick Thomas, Director of Corporate Affairs of Esso UK Limited discussing misleading messages about the science of climate change from Exxon and Exxon-funded organization.
2006 Intermountain Rural Electric Association (IREA) Internal Memo on Carbon Taxes and Climate Alarmism
This is a 2006 memo from Stanley R. Lewandowski, Jr., General Manager of Intermountain Rural Electric Association (IREA), an electric distribution cooperative in Colorado which has directly and indirectly promoted climate skepticism. In the memo, Lewandowski fears the damage that a potential carbon tax would have on coal-fired power plants, from which IREA gets most of […]
2006 Invitation for “Strategic Discussion Regarding the Clean Air Act” Sponsored by Heartland Institute
This memo outlines an invitation from the Heartland Institute to discuss “public policy challenges related to the Clean Air Act.”
This document contains ExxonMobil’s 2006 tax returns.
This is a 2006 confidential report “What (not) to expect from nuclear power” by Shell Global Solutions International BV (“Shell”). This document is a part of a larger collection discovered by Jelmer Mommers of De Correspondent in a trove of internal Shell documents. Since “global issues like energy security an climate change call for different […]
A May 12, 2004 advertisement in The New York Times wherein ExxonMobil touts its energy efficiency, reduced emissions, and investments in “energy technology” in a “socially responsible manner.” This advertisement shows the language that is used to the public to paint a proactive and sage approach to climate change by emphasizing job creation and community […]