November 30, 2017

350.org on White House plan to replace Tillerson: “Trump is just replacing Exxon with the Koch Brothers”

Washington, DC — In response to plans from the White House to replace Rex Tillerson with Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State, 350.org executive director May Boeve gave the following statement:

“Trump is just replacing Exxon with the Koch Brothers. Pompeo received over a million dollars from oil and gas during his political career, has deep ties to the Kochs, and is a climate denier to the core. Trump’s state department is a vehicle for big oil and billionaires, regardless of whether Tillerson or Pompeo are at the helm. For true climate leadership, we must look to the groundswell of grassroots movements leading pipeline fights, running local campaigns, and enacting state climate policies. These oil guzzling appointees are only going to make the problem worse.”

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Contact: Dani Heffernan, dani@350.org, +1 (305) 992-1544

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