Sunday, June 12, 2005

ExxonMobil oil told Bush to reject Kyoto treaty

George Bush's decision not to sign the United States up to the Kyoto global warming treaty was partly a result of pressure from ExxonMobil -- the world's most powerful oil company -- and other industries, according to US State Department papers seen by The Guardian.
See the usual sad tale of corporate influence over puppet politicians in the name of short term profit and long term misery:

Interesting Relationships:
" A former White House official and one-time oil industry lobbyist whose editing of government reports on climate change prompted criticism from environmentalists will join Exxon Mobil Corp., the oil company said Tuesday.

The White House announced over the weekend that Philip Cooney, chief of staff of its Council on Environmental Quality, had resigned, calling it a long-planned departure. He had been head of the climate program at the American Petroleum Institute, the trade group for large oil companies...."

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