Oil giant Mobil sought to make tax-exempt donations to leading universities, civic groups and arts programs to promote the company’s interests and undermine environmental regulations, according to internal documents.
Tillerson cannot simply blame his obviously inept boss for his misery because he clearly castrated himself. In two successive budgets, he presided over the systematic dismantling of the diplomatic machinery he was supposed to be operating.
ExxonMobil, the world’s biggest oil company, knew as early as 1981 of climate change – seven years before it became a public issue, according to a newly released email from one of the firm’s own scientists. Despite this the firm spent millions over the next 27 years to promote climate denial.