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Greenpeace USA response to the Channel 4 Exxon story

by Tyler Kruse

July 1, 2021

The Channel 4 story appears to show fossil fuel lobbyists discussing the obstruction of climate action at the highest levels of government.

In response to a Channel 4 story on Exxon, Janet Redman, Greenpeace USA Climate Campaign Director said:

“The Channel 4 story appears to show fossil fuel lobbyists discussing the obstruction of climate action at the highest levels of government. Companies like Exxon spent decades sowing doubt about the science of climate change. Now it seems their lobbyists worked to deter climate solutions from being included in a potentially planet-saving infrastructure package. Congress and President Biden must stand firm for what we really need – an infrastructure package that meets the urgency of the climate crisis and builds an economy where everyone can prosper. We must stop giving public money to fossil fuel companies and reinvest that in a just transition to renewable energy, racial and economic justice, and investments in working-class communities as laid out in the THRIVE agenda. It’s time to start putting families and communities before the profits of the industry responsible for over 8.5 million deaths globally in 2018.”

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Notes:
Channel 4 story: https://www.channel4.com/news/revealed-exxonmobils-lobbying-war-on-climate-change-legislation
THRIVE agenda: https://www.thriveagenda.com/

Tyler Kruse

By Tyler Kruse

Tyler Kruse is a senior communications specialist with Greenpeace USA covering climate and energy.

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