December 6, 2016

350.org on Trump meeting with ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson

New York, NY — Today, President-elect Donald Trump is meeting with ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as he considers the oil executive as US Secretary of State, the country’s top foreign diplomat position. In response, May Boeve, 350.org Executive Director issued the following statement:

“Covering up climate science and deceiving investors qualifies you for federal investigation, not federal office. An oil baron as Secretary of State would do enormous damage. Tillerson could deeply disrupt international efforts towards climate action, take retribution against countries that defy the oil industry, and help write more international trade deals that put profit ahead of people and planet. Rex Tillerson made millions off of Exxon’s strategy of denial and doubt, and would have every incentive to continue the deception while Secretary of State.”

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

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