Greenpeace has called for action against Mobil (a.k.a. Exxon, Esso) citing their “continuing and blatant manipulation of US and international climate change policy.”
Esso is the world’s no. 1 climate criminal. It has done more than any other company to stop the world from tackling climate change.
Esso admits that it has a ‘vested interest’ in stopping governments from taking action on climate change. For over a decade, it has attempted to sabotage international negotiations on the issue and block agreements which would reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Anti-war activists are also targetting the company.
In addition political activists in the US are targetting the company because of the US$2.35 million in bribes to the republican party – the party of Geroge ‘Texas Tea’ Bush. These bribes are now a matter of public record. The Bush administration has failed to ratifiy the Kyoto protocol despite the fact that the majority of US citizens support the move, and John Howard has followed suit.
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