Esso/Exxon Mobil, the world's biggest oil company, will be the target of a week of global protests in May, Greenpeace said today.
Greenpeace volunteers in UK block Esso tankers from entering fuel depot.
The protests are sparked by Exxon's continuing and blatant
manipulation of US and international climate change policy.
Earlier this month a memo to the White House from ExxonMobil was
leaked to a US environment group. In the memo ExxonMobil asked if
the US could remove the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change, Dr. Robert Watson. The elections were held in
Geneva on Friday, and Dr. Watson was defeated after heavy lobbying
by the US.
Exxon is marketed as Mobil, Exxon-Mobil and Esso in different
parts of the world. For the past year a coalition of environmental
groups, under the banner StopEsso, has led a successful boycott
against the oil company in the United Kingdom.
"Greenpeace is calling for a global week of action in May, to
protest against Exxon's outrageous behaviour," said Tunmore.
"Customers have a right to know about the role this company is
playing in undermining climate protection. They can then choose not
to buy from Exxon, or make their protest via other means. Either
way, they can join the expanding global campaign against this
corporate climate villain."
The global Stop Exxon week will be held from May 12 to 18.
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