January 26, 2017

350.org on Exxon appointing climate scientist to its board

New York, NY — In response to the news that ExxonMobil has appointed climate scientist Susan Avery to its board of directors, Jamie Henn, 350.org Strategic Communications Director, issued the following statement:

“This is a little late in the game considering Exxon has known about climate change since the 1970s. It’s hard to believe this is little more than a PR stunt meant to pave over the decades the company spent deceiving the public about the crisis. We wouldn’t have given Philip Morris a pass for putting a doctor on their board and we aren’t going to let Exxon off the hook either. Exxon lied, people died, and they must be held accountable.”


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