December 1, 2016

Bill McKibben on Trump considering Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as US Secretary of State

Washington, DC — In response to reports that President-elect Donald Trump is considering ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as a prospective Secretary of State, Bill McKibben, environmentalist and 350.org co-founder issued the following statement:

“If the goal is to drain the swamp in DC, Tillerson might not be your man; Exxon’s business plan continues to require raising the level of the ocean to the point where Foggy Bottom will be well underwater. But this is certainly a good way to make clear exactly who’ll be running the government in a Trump administration — just cut out the middleman and hand it directly to the fossil fuel industry.”

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Contact: Lindsay Meiman, lindsay@350.org, (347) 460-9082

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