What Fresh Hell Is This?

August 30, 2005

Expose Exxon

From Randy at the Pittsburgh branch of the Sierra Club:

Pittsburgh Sierra Club members protesting at Exxon station.

A group of local Sierra Club activists have taken a campaign to expose the Exxon Corporation’s policies from cyber space (www.exxposeexxon.com) to the street corners of Pittsburgh.

The group is educating the public about Exxon’s bad practices and asking them to do three things:

1. Speed past Exxon and Mobil gas stations, and don’t buy ExxonMobil gas and products.

2. Don’t buy ExxonMobil stock, or if you own ExxonMobil stock, use your shares to change the company’s environmental policies.

3. Don’t work for ExxonMobil; instead find a more environmentally conscious employer.

ExxonMobil is moving America backward on energy policy when we desperately need to move forward. ExxonMobil is the only major oil company that is still a member of Arctic Power, the special interest group that lobbies the U.S. Congress to allow drilling in the Arctic Refuge.

ExxonMobil denies the urgency of global warming, funds junk science to cloud the debate on the issue, and works to block efforts to cap global warming pollution.

Finally, despite the company’s record profits, it is doing next to nothing to invest in renewable energy and refuses to pay punitive damages awarded in 1994 to fishermen and others as a result to the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. These positions are all at odds with most of ExxonMobil’s competitors.

Therefore these folks have four demands of the company:

• Publicly commit to not drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and pull out of Arctic Power.

• Support mandatory caps on global warming pollution and stop funding junk science to obscure the facts about global warming.

• Save consumers money at the pump and ease our oil dependence by investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency and supporting fuel economy.

• Pay all of the punitive damages awarded in 1994 to fishermen and others injured by the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Want to help or join in? Contact Randy at randy.francisco@sierraclub.org or 412-802-6161.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thank-you for posting this. hopefully more people will join in and send a message to exon.