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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 […]

2001 State Department Briefing for Exxon’s Randol Meeting

The briefing was sent to Paula Dobriansky, who in 2001 was the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs. She was also the head of delegation and the lead negotiator on US climate change policy[NN1]. The document was authored by then Acting Assistant Secretary for The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs […]

1998 Mobil CEO Lou Noto remarks on “two sided attitude toward climate”

This video and transcript reflects Mobil Corporation CEO and Chairman Lucio “Lou” Noto’s remarks at a February 1998 Employee Forum. Released by ThinkProgress in April 2018, this speech shows Mobil’s awareness of climate change and its relationship to its products. Defending Mobil’s “two-sided attitude toward climate,” Noto maligns the Kyoto Protocol and “mandatory” regulatory measures to […]

1996 API to White House on Greenhouse Emissions

On March 20th, 1996, American Petroleum Institute’s (API) Vice President William O’Keefe followed up with the President’s Assistant for Economic Policy after an earlier meeting. Originally uncovered by The Center for Climate Integrity, O’Keefe’s “Actions to Address Greenhouse Gas Emissions” reflects the precarious position API was in at the time: stuck between acknowledging climate change […]

1980 Internal Exxon Memorandum: CO2 Greenhouse Communications Plan

July 8, 1980 memorandum with notes from N.R. Werthamer of Exxon Research and Engineering to Harold N. Weinberg detailing a draft communications plan to publicize Exxon’s scientific initiative as well as findings regarding the CO2 problem. Share this post on your feed Twitter Facebook Google+

1973 News Release “Mobil President Attacks Ford Foundation”

This document contains Mobil President, William P. Tavoulareas’ passionate response to the Ford Foundation’s “Energy Policy Project Preliminary Report,” which he calls biased and dangerous. The “Energy Policy Project” was created by the Ford Foundation in 1972 to “prepare an informed and reasoned base for a national energy policy.” In his attack, Tavoulareas states that the Ford […]