Greenpeace welcomes California AG Subpoena of ExxonMobil to stop plastic pollution disinformation, urges governments to do more to stop fossil fuel industry
April 28, 2022
California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced today the subpoena of ExxonMobil Executives as part of its investigation into the fossil fuel and petrochemical industries for their role in causing and exacerbating the global plastics pollution crisis.
California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced today the subpoena of ExxonMobil as part of its investigation into the fossil fuel and petrochemical industries for their role in causing and exacerbating the global plastics pollution crisis.
In response Graham Forbes, plastics global campaign lead at Greenpeace USA, said:
“For decades, petrochemical companies like Exxon have been trying to convince us that plastic is recyclable and safe. We have learned the hard way that producing trillions of throwaway plastic items made from fossil fuels and dangerous chemical additives is disastrous for the health of our oceans, climate, and communities, with the burden falling disproportionately to low-income and communities of color.”
“For too long corporate polluters have been allowed to mislead the public and harm people and the planet. The science has become crystal clear that we must move away from fossil fuels and throwaway plastic. It is encouraging to see the state of California stand up to the fossil fuel industry. Hopefully, this is a sign that policymakers are ready to start holding corporations accountable.”
“To end plastic pollution and the climate crisis we need more governments standing up to the fossil fuel industry. It is time to get serious about shifting to an economy based on renewable energy and reusable goods and packaging.”
Contact: Tanya Brooks, Greenpeace USA Senior Communications Specialist, P: 703-342-9226, E: [email protected]
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