Thursday, August 04, 2005

Oil Corp Getting Spanked

A strong coalition of major environmentalist and progressive groups is now campaigning to expose Exxon-Mobil's corporate assault on our air and water. The campaign calls for a boycott and is efficiently designed for maximum corporate butt-kicking impact. Pressure is being applied for institutions to yank out their stock investments in Exxon.

You can add your signature, cash, and other help at the link above. They provide fact sheets, downloadable posters, events, and so on.

Why boycott Exxon-Mobil?

  • ExxonMobil's active support of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
  • ExxonMobil's efforts to block meaningful action to cut global warming pollution and its funding of junk science to hide the real facts about global warming; they spent more than $15 million since 1998 to deny the existence of global warming
  • ExxonMobil's conscious decision to forgo investment in clean energy solutions -- despite their record profits at a time of rising gasoline prices
  • ExxonMobil's failure to pay the punitive damages awarded to fishermen and others injured by the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. Despite making a record profit of $25 billion last year, ExxonMobil is still shirking payment of the full amount it owes fishermen and natives hurt by the Exxon Valdez oil spill sixteen years ago.

While the world is gradually being dragged into an endless series of oil wars, with civilians paying the ultimate price in the battle, Exxon is taking in unprecedented profits. While the oceans gradually rise, freak storms become commonplace, and species die off, Exxon privately funds propaganda to the contrary. While we choke on fumes and pump our own newborn infants full of carcinogenic chemicals, Exxon decides the best plan is to avoid investing in cleaner sources of energy. The big issue here is whether society can pursue what it knows to be a better path, or whether society will continue to be dominated and injured by corporate decisions. Society in this case is us.


At 8:04 AM, Blogger dharma33 said...

you can go to the Exxpose Exxon website and send a letter to the CEO, and also forward the web page to ten friends and acquaintances with a few keystrokes. Small price to speak up on a big issue.


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