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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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ALEC Slips Exxon Fracking Loopholes Into New Ohio Law | RSN

Wake up and smell the frack fluid. But don’t ask what’s in it, at least not in Ohio, cause it’s still not your right to know. Ohio is in the final stages of making an Exxon trojan horse on hydrofracking into state law, and it appears that the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) connected Exxon’s lawyers with co-sponsors of Ohio ...

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Fracking Your Water: Drilling Through the Halliburton Loophole | Counterpunch

ExxonMobil Chairman/CEO Rex Tillerson sounded very confident when he told a congressional hearing last year that extracting natural gas by the “hydraulically fractured” process has not led to even one “reported case of a freshwater aquifer having ever been contaminated.” But drinking water supplies in Pavillion, Wyo., and Dimock, Pa., are suspected of contamination from such drilling and a study ...

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