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The Rockefeller Family Fund vs. Exxon | David Kaiser, The New York Review of Books

Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil, at the World Gas Conference, Paris, June 2015 (Pascal Sittler/REA/Redux)

ExxonMobil [spent] extraordinary sums on lobbying ($240 million since 1998) and in 2001 ... sent a memo to the White House asking the new (Bush) administration to get rid of the scientist who chaired the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ... and that a number of others be fired from their jobs in the White House and the State Department, to be replaced by known climate skeptics. Exxon, whose CEO was old friends with Vice President Dick Cheney, got its wishes.

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What was the real purpose of Barack Obama’s $100m visit to Africa? | Stop The War Coalition

Not all South Africans swallowed the White House spin on Barack Obama's visit to Africa in June 2013.

There is little room for optimism that Obama will transform America’s militaristic Africa agenda into one that promotes peace and development in accordance with what Africans want. … Today the so-called War on Terror has emerged as the new paradigm for Washington’s policy toward Africa. Framed as ungoverned territory ripe for Islamic extremism, wide swaths of the African continent are ...

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How Big Oil Spent Part of Its $90 Billion in Profits So Far in 2012 | Center for American Progress

Lingering high oil and gasoline prices contributed to another quarter of huge profits for the big five oil companies: BP plc, Chevron Corp, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil Corp, and the Royal Dutch Shell Group. They earned a combined $28 billion in the third quarter of 2012, reaping more than $90 billion in profits through the first three quarters of the year. (see ...

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Elliott Negin: ALEC’s Other ‘Deadly Force’ Campaign to Kill Climate Initiatives | The Huffington Post

The relatively unknown American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) got a black eye recently when news stories revealed it was a prime mover of “Stand Your Ground” laws in Florida and 24 other states that temporarily shielded the man who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. But the secretive group’s influence in statehouses goes a lot further than deadly force, self-defense laws. Since ...

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Exxon’s Yellowstone oil spill shows pipeline risks | The Institute for Southern Studies

The environmental disaster that began unfolding last week when an ExxonMobil pipeline ruptured in Montana and spilled an estimated 42,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River highlights the serious environmental risks associated with the oil industry’s infrastructure — and foreshadows the problems likely to arise if that infrastructure spreads to other states that are now considering offshore drilling. The ...

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