FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2017
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OAKLAND, Calif. – Today, the Senate confirmed former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. In response, CilmateTruth.org campaign director Emily Southard released the following statement:
"Rex Tillerson’s confirmation shows us that too many elected officials are doubling down on special interests instead of standing up to them.
“As CEO of Exxon Mobil, Tillerson helped make the world a more dangerous place by overseeing the world’s largest disinformation campaign on climate change. As Exxon delayed action, droughts, sea-level rise and instability across the globe got worse.
“With Tillerson’s Senate confirmation, it’s clear that neither Congress nor this administration will save us from the oil industry. We have to save ourselves.”
ClimateTruth.org is an organization of over 200,000 members dedicated to fighting the denial, distortion, and disinformation that block bold action on climate change.