A foundation working to address climate change should not be giving social license to a company—ExxonMobil—that has robbed humanity of a generation’s worth of time to reverse it.
We call upon the Clinton Foundation to publicly disclose the dates and amounts of all ExxonMobil donations it has received over the years. The Foundation should return that money, and it should announce that it will no longer accept ExxonMobil donations in the future.
Why Exxon's Money is Dirty Money
In 2015 InsideClimate News published an investigative report showing that the top leadership at Exxon was told by their own scientists in 1977 that global warming was happening. They were told that it was likely to get worse if there was no change in the dominance of fossil fuels as the source of the world’s energy. Despite this warning, ExxonMobil has been fighting efforts to address the climate crisis for over 25 years. This includes funneling $30 million to groups that have a basic purpose of sowing doubt and denial about the climate crisis.
In the wake of these revelations, State Attorneys General of New York, California, Massachusetts and the Virgin Islands have launched investigations into possible fraud and deception on the part of ExxonMobil. The time is now for the Clinton Foundation to divest from Exxon and cut its ties with a corporation that has deliberately deceived the public
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April 8: "Think Tank With Fossil-Fuel Ties Subpoenaed in AG's Climate Inquiry." Inside Climate News.
April 5: "Oil Companies Donated To Clinton Foundation While Lobbying State Department." International Business Times.
March 29: "Exxon Mobil Climate Change Inquiry in New York Gains Allies." The New York Times.