Kennedy blasts Exxon

by Daniel Kessler

September 25, 2008

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. published an excoriating op-ed today in the LA Times takking Exxon to task for funding phony front groups that are designed to confuse the American public about global warming. Kennedy says that after a 1998 meeting, Exxon executives decided to create information so that 'recognition of uncertainties become part of the conventional wisdom' and that 'those promoting the Kyoto treaty ... appear to be out of touch with reality.'

Kennedy goes on:

'Since that meeting, Exxon has funneled $23 million into the climate-denial industry, according to Greenpeace, which combs the company's annual report each year. Since 2006, Exxon has cut off some of the worst offenders, but 28 climate-denial groups will still get funding this year.' 

You can read more about Exxon's deceptive and dangerous business practices over at Exxon Secrets

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