With the current crisis and Exxon and the American Petroleum Institute apparently working against the shale industry, it probably won't be a long wait until shale is just a bunch of “ghosts or zombies.”
Climate activists have hailed the decision as a landmark victory for climate justice.
“Public concern regarding environmental problems is being translated into legislation rapidly.”
“Through the 2000s and 2010s, ExxonMobil used proxies, employed other indirect means, and itself continued to make statements that cast doubt on the role of fossil fuels in causing climate change.”
Their collective response to climate science? To emphasize uncertainty and keep fossil fuels flowing.
The world’s largest oil company says climate change is real, yet continues to finance climate denier groups.
"Exxon is polluting these proceedings just like it has polluted our communities."
ExxonMobil will pay a $6.6 million settlement, as agreed upon between the energy giant and federal agencies.
The Supreme Court has cleared the way for a state-led investigation into ExxonMobil’s climate change deception.