The Elephant

A resource for journalists, politicians, policy makers, activists and citizens interested in climate change and the environmental emergency

Topic: Exxon


Related Articles (102)

Fury after Exxon chief says public to blame for climate failures

  2024-03-04 in The Guardian

Darren Woods tells Fortune consumers not willing to pay for clean-energy transition, prompting backlash from climate experts

  Tagged under: Public Opinion | Net Zero | Exxon


Exxon CEO Shares "Dirty Secret" Keeping Us From Net Zero Goals | Leadership Next

  2024-03-04 (or before) in YouTube

As CEO of the energy giant, Darren Woods is leading the third-largest U.S. company through the energy transition. While Exxon Mobil is investing in low-carbo...

  Tagged under: ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance | Finance | Net Zero | Exxon


ExxonMobil is suing investors who want faster climate action

  2024-02-29 in NPR

The oil and gas giant is suing investor groups that want it to slash climate pollution. Interest groups on both sides of the case say it could lead to more lawsuits against activist investors.

  Tagged under: Litigation | Exxon | Activism


Exxon CEO blames public for failure to fix climate change

  2024-02-28 in The Hill

The world isn’t on track to meet its climate goals — and it’s the public’s fault, a leading oil company CEO told journalists. Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO Darren Woods told editors from …

  Tagged under: Exxon | Climate Change Denial and Disinformation


Exxon shareholder proposal withdrawal may end lawsuit: judge | Follow This

  2024-02-06 (or before) in Follow This | Green shareholders change the world

  Tagged under: Exxon


Big five oil companies to reward shareholders with record payouts

  2024-01-01 in The Guardian

BP, Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil and TotalEnergies to distribute more than $100bn despite public outrage

  Tagged under: Exxon | TotalEnergies | Fossil Fuels | BP | Shell


UN climate talks have focused on renewable energy for too long says Exxon chief

  2023-12-03 (or before) in Financial Times

Darren Woods tells FT that oil and gas major has a role to play in reducing emissions

  Tagged under: Exxon | Renewable Energy


Fossil fuel firms spent millions on US lawmakers who sponsored anti-protest bills

  2023-10-25 in The Guardian

About 60% of oil and gas operations protected from protest due to money spent on lobbying, says Greenpeace USA report

  Tagged under: Exxon | Louisiana | Fossil Fuels | Activism | Greenpeace


Addendum to 'Assessing ExxonMobil's climate change communications (1977–2014)' Supran and Oreskes (2017 Environ. Res. Lett. 12 084019) - IOPscience

  2023-09-19 (or before) in IOPscience

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Exxon


How Exxon tried to twist climate science for profit

  2023-09-19 (or before) by in HEATED | Emily Atkin | Substack

New internal documents reported by the Wall Street Journal illustrate exactly why thousands are taking to the street to protest fossil fuels this week.

  Tagged under: Exxon | Fossil Fuels


California sues world's largest oil companies, alleging they caused billions of dollars in damages

  2023-09-18 (or before) in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Chevron | Shell | Exxon | California | BP


New files shed light on ExxonMobil’s efforts to undermine climate science

  2023-09-14 in The Guardian

Executives privately sought to downplay link between fossil fuels and climate change despite public pronouncements, WSJ reports

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Exxon | Fossil Fuels


WSJ News Exclusive | Inside Exxon’s Strategy to Downplay Climate Change

  2023-09-14 (or before) by in The Wall Street Journal - Breaking News, Business, Financial & Economic News, World News and Video

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Exxon


Just Stop Oil targets think tank over protest crackdown role

  2023-09-08 (or before) in openDemocracy

Activists targeted Policy Exchange after openDemocracy revealed it received Big Oil funding and helped draft law

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Exxon | Activism


Opinion: As our forests burn, oil companies are doubling down on their old business models - The Globe and Mail

  2023-08-29 in The Globe and Mail: Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

With the Earth in the grips of a climate crisis, fossil fuel companies shouldn’t be given a pass

  Tagged under: Shell | Exxon | Trees


Exxon Predicts World Will Miss Climate-Change Targets

  2023-08-29 (or before) by in The Wall Street Journal - Breaking News, Business, Financial & Economic News, World News and Video

  Tagged under: Predictions | Climate Change | Exxon


Maui is suing Big Oil

  2023-08-15 (or before) by in exxonknews.org

The county is seeking to recover the costs of climate-fueled disasters Big Oil knowingly caused — including increasingly destructive wildfires.

  Tagged under: Exxon | Wildfires


Hoboken Lodges First State-Level Racketeering Charge in Big Oil Climate Lawsuit

  2023-05-25 by in DeSmog

Suing under an organized crime statute, the New Jersey city says major oil and gas companies and their chief lobbying group have “conspired to deceive the world for decades.”

  Tagged under: Shell | Exxon | BP


How much do fossil fuel companies owe in climate reparations?

  2023-05-25 (or before) in Quartz | Make business better

Saudi Aramco, ExxonMobil, Shell, BP and Chevron are the companies that owe the most for damages to the climate

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Chevron | Shell | Economics | Exxon | BP | Saudi Arabia | Aramco


‘Like a dam breaking’: experts hail decision to let US climate lawsuits advance

  2023-04-25 in The Guardian

Cities bringing climate litigation against oil majors welcome US supreme court’s decision to rebuff appeal to move cases to federal courts

  Tagged under: Exxon | Fossil Fuels | Litigation


US States and Communities are Suing the Fossil Fuel Industry: Six Things You Need to Know 

  2023-04-24 in blog.ucsusa.org

In an important win for climate accountability in the United States, the US Supreme Court decided that lawsuits filed in Colorado, Maryland, California, Hawai’i, and Rhode Island against fossil fuel companies including ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, Suncor, and others will remain in state courts. Now t

  Tagged under: Exxon | California | Shell | Colorado State


Exxon’s new ‘advanced recycling’ plant raises environmental concerns

  2023-04-10 in The Guardian

Advocates warn plants like the latest addition to the Texas complex generate hazardous pollutants and provide cover for oil giants to produce new plastic products

  Tagged under: Exxon | Texas


ExxonMobil - Wikipedia

  2023-04-09 (or before) in Wikipedia

  Tagged under: Exxon


Assessing ExxonMobil’s global warming projections

  2023-04-07 (or before) in Science | AAAS

ExxonMobil’s own climate models showed that fossil fuel use would cause climate warming.

  Tagged under: Exxon


Big oil firms touted algae as climate solution. Now all have pulled funding

  2023-03-17 in The Guardian

Insiders aren’t surprised as ExxonMobil, the last remaining proponent of green algae biofuel, ends research

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Exxon


Biden administration sides with climate lawsuit against fossil fuel companies

  2023-03-16 in The Guardian

DoJ brief argues that Colorado case against energy giants ExxonMobil and Suncor should be heard in state court instead of federal

  Tagged under: Exxon | Fossil Fuels | US Politics | Colorado State


Darth Vader Endorses Exxon’s ‘Destruction’ of the Earth in Adam McKay-Produced Spot — Watch

  2023-03-08 by in indiewire.com

“You know who loves crimes that cause immeasurable suffering and destruction? Darth Vader,” McKay said of “Love Letter to Exxon.”

  Tagged under: Exxon


Exxon Retreats From Major Climate Effort to Make Biofuels From Algae

  2023-02-10 (or before) in Bloomberg

Renewable fuels made from algae was the company’s most heavily publicized climate solution.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Exxon | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | California


BP, Shell, Exxon and co. bag £1bn handout from UK government

  2023-02-09 (or before) in openDemocracy

Exclusive: Government giveaway of CO2 permits helped fossil fuel giants achieve record-breaking profits

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Net Zero


‘Monster profits’ for energy giants reveal a self-destructive fossil fuel resurgence

  2023-02-09 in The Guardian

Last year’s combined $200bn profit for the ‘big five’ oil and gas companies brings little hope of driving down emissions

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Chevron | TotalEnergies | Fossil Fuels


Exxon posts record $56bn profit for 2022 in historic high for western oil industry

  2023-01-31 in The Guardian

Company took home about $6.3m an hour last year as oil majors expected to break their own annual records

  Tagged under: Exxon


UN head accuses fossil fuel firms of business models ‘inconsistent with human survival’

  2023-01-18 in The Guardian

Criticism at Davos for big companies that, ‘like the tobacco industry’, ride roughshod over their own science

  Tagged under: Exxon | Fossil Fuels


ExxonMobil: Oil giant predicted climate change in 1970s - scientists - BBC News

  2023-01-13 (or before) in The BBC

Researchers claim to put a number on what Exxon knew about temperature rise as early as the 1970s.

  Tagged under: Exxon | Predictions | Climate Change


"Exxon Knew:" Company's climate research accurately projected global warming, study says

  2023-01-12 in Axios

  Tagged under: Exxon | Predictions


Exxon scientists predicted global warming with ‘shocking skill and accuracy,’ Harvard researchers say

  2023-01-12 in Harvard Gazette

In the study, scientists showed how the multinational energy giant worked to cloud the issue.

  Tagged under: Predictions | Climate Change | Exxon | Fossil Fuels


Exxon-funded think tank calls for authoritarian crackdown on students, vicars and grandmothers – Just Stop Oil

  2022-11-04 in Just Stop Oil No New Oil and Gas

The ExxonMobil funded death cult, the Policy Exchange, is calling for greater state intervention against ordinary folk fighting for humanity, for our rights and freedoms. While accepting the need to halt heating the world, they list a vast number of draconian powers government should adopt to stop those disrupting, to stop those calling for action

  Tagged under: Exxon


Temps présent - Climat, les gros mensonges des géants du pétrole - Play RTS

  2022-09-30 (or before) in rts.ch

Ils savaient, mais ils ont nié et dissimulé la vérité sur le réchauffement climatique : les géants du pétrole, comme ExxonMobil ou Shell, étaient au courant bien avant nous de l’impact de leurs produits, grâce à leurs propres recherches menées il y a plus de 40 ans. Pourtant ils ont choisi de mettre en doute la science et d’entraver toute politique en faveur du climat. Aujourd’hui, la justice s’en mêle, suite au dépôt de dizaines de plaintes contre les compagnies pétrolières.

  Tagged under: Shell | Exxon


Criticism intensifies after big oil admits ‘gaslighting’ public over green aims

  2022-09-17 in The Guardian

Fury as ‘explosive’ documents reveal largest oil companies contradicted public statements and wished bedbugs upon critical activists

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Activism | Exxon | Chevron | Fossil Fuels | US Politics


'No greater betrayal of humanity': Scientists take to the streets to demand climate action

  2022-09-08 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

As the gulf between climate science and climate action grows, these scientists are putting their bodies on the line to demand more is done.

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism | Exxon | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Oil and gas firms’ green investments fail to match promise of publicity – study

  2022-09-08 in The Guardian

BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell and TotalEnergies spend $750m a year burnishing climate credentials but only 12% of capital on low-carbon development

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Chevron | TotalEnergies | Fossil Fuels


InfluenceMap Big Oil's Real Agenda on Climate Change 2022

  2022-09-08 (or before) in InfluenceMap

Following up on InfluenceMap's 2019 edition of 'Big Oil's Real Agenda', this latest report compares and contrasts the public communications, business operations, and policy engagement of 5 'supermajor' oil companies: BP, Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil, and TotalEnergies. The report provides evidence of significant inconsistencies between the companies' use of 'green claims' with their investment strategies and policy engagement on climate change.

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Climate Change | Chevron | TotalEnergies


Judge Upholds $14 Million Fine in Long-running Citizen Suit Against Exxon in Texas - Inside Climate News

  2022-09-02 by in Inside Climate News

A federal judge this week rejected a third appeal by ExxonMobil in the 12-year legal battle over toxic emissions from one of the Texas-based energy giant’s Gulf Coast facilities.  The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld a $14.25 million fine—thought to be the largest-ever fine resulting from citizen enforcement of environmental law—in […]

  Tagged under: Exxon | Texas


ExxonMobil - Aceh, Indonesia | Cohen Milstein

  2022-08-03 (or before) in cohenmilstein.com

Cohen Milstein represents eleven Indonesian citizens suing ExxonMobil Corporation for human rights abuses allegedly committed by ExxonMobil’

  Tagged under: Exxon | Indonesia


Thinktank that briefed against XR given $30k by ExxonMobil in 2017

  2022-06-15 in The Guardian

Report shows Policy Exchange, which called for criminalisation of climate group, previously received money from oil firm

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Exxon | Climate Justice


‘We can’t eat a new road’: Guyanese voice fears over true cost of Exxon’s oil bonanza

  2022-05-12 in The Guardian

Multibillion-dollar deal promising to lift country out of poverty may be false dawn with dire impact on climate, warn campaigners

  Tagged under: Exxon | Fossil Fuels | Caribbean


The clean energy claims of BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil and Shell: A mismatch between discourse, actions and investments

  2022-05-02 (or before) in PLOS - Open Science

The energy products of oil and gas majors have contributed significantly to global greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and planetary warming over the past century. Decarbonizing the global economy by mid-century to avoid dangerous climate change thus cannot occur without a profound transformation of their fossil fuel-based business models. Recently, several majors are increasingly discussing clean energy and climate change, pledging decarbonization strategies, and investing in alternative energies. Some even claim to be transforming into clean energy companies. Given a history of obstructive climate actions and “greenwashing&rd...

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Chevron | Fossil Fuels | Finance


A pro-fossil fuel Disney ride voiced by Ellen DeGeneres and Bill Nye? Yes, it existed

  2022-03-16 in The Guardian

Buckle up for the story of Ellen’s Energy Adventure – a ride whose sympathetic stance toward oil and coal is newly relevant

  Tagged under: Exxon | Coal | Fossil Fuels


How Exxon, BP and Shell help Russia pump oil and gas - CNN

  2022-02-27 (or before) by in CNN

The West is promising "massive" sanctions on Moscow in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Any action on energy could

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Russia


Exxon Announces Weak Net Zero Pledge

  2022-01-20 (or before) in Gizmodo | The Future Is Here

The company announced it plans to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. There are just a few teeny, tiny problems.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Shell | Exxon | Greenhouse Gases | Chevron | Net Zero | Finance


Rhetoric and frame analysis of ExxonMobil's climate change communications

  2021-11-18 (or before) in Cell Press

This is the first computational assessment of how ExxonMobil has used language to subtly yet systematically frame public discourse about climate change. We show that ExxonMobil uses rhetoric mimicking the tobacco industry to downplay the reality and seriousness of climate change, to present fossil fuel dominance as reasonable and inevitable, and to shift responsibility for climate change away from itself and onto consumers. Our work is relevant to lawsuits, policy proposals, and grassroots activism seeking to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for deceptive marketing.

  Tagged under: Exxon | Climate Change


How ExxonMobil Captured COP26 – Byline Times

  2021-11-03 (or before) in Byline Times

  Tagged under: COP26 | Exxon


In Their Own Words: The Dirty Dozen Documents of Big Oil’s Secret Climate Knowledge

  2021-10-29 by in DeSmog

“Did we aggressively fight against some of the science? Yes,” said ExxonMobil lobbyist Keith McCoy. “Did we join some of these ‘shadow groups’ to work against some of the early efforts? Yes, that’s true. But there’s nothing illegal about that.” These are the words McCoy was caught saying on a secretly recorded video released by […]

  Tagged under: Exxon


North Sea oil companies receive more money from the government than they pay in taxes

  2021-09-28 in New Statesman Magazine

The UK has given firms including Exxon and Shell hundreds of millions of pounds in rebates.

  Tagged under: Shell | Exxon


Exxon splits with lobbyist who divulged climate strategy

  2021-09-28 by in E&E News | Essential Energy and Environment News

Exxon Mobil Corp. has parted ways with Keith McCoy, its lobbyist who divulged aspects of the company's climate strategy in a secretly recorded video.

  Tagged under: Exxon


Exxon-Influenced Senators Carved Climate Out of Infrastructure Almost Entirely

  2021-07-30 by in Truthout - Fearless Independent Journalism

The latest infrastructure negotiations cut about $29 billion from the previous draft, taking most from climate funding.

  Tagged under: Exxon


ExxonMobil Regularly Gives Six-Figure Sums to Brookings and CSIS | The New Republic

  2021-07-17 (or before) in The New Republic

An annual ExxonMobil report shows the company routinely giving six-figure sums to Brookings, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and similar institutions.

  Tagged under: Exxon | Climate Change


Exxon Lobbyists Paid The 6 Democrats Named In Sting Video Nearly $333,000

  2021-07-13 in HuffPost - Breaking News, U.S. and World News | HuffPost

A new analysis takes a wide look at the company's influence in Arizona, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire and West Virginia.

  Tagged under: Exxon | US Politics


Exxon Disavows Remarks After Video Shows Lobbyists Dismissing Company’s Climate Stance

  2021-07-01 (or before) by in The Wall Street Journal - Breaking News, Business, Financial & Economic News, World News and Video

CEO Darren Woods said Exxon lobbyists tricked into speaking on video by Greenpeace didn’t reflect the company’s positions, after they said Exxon only supports a carbon tax because it is unlikely to pass.

  Tagged under: Exxon | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Greenpeace


Exxon lobbyists caught on video in Greenpeace sting, CEO apologizes - Axios

  2021-07-01 (or before) by in Axios

  Tagged under: Exxon | Greenpeace


Inside Exxon’s playbook

  2021-06-30 in Greenpeace UK - Unearthed

How America's biggest oil company continues to oppose action on climate change

  Tagged under: Exxon | Climate Change | Greenpeace


Revealed: ExxonMobil’s lobbying war on climate change legislation

  2021-06-30 in Channel 4

A senior ExxonMobil lobbyist has been captured on camera revealing how the oil giant is using its power and influence to water down US climate legislation.

  Tagged under: Exxon | Climate Change | Legislation


Victory for insurgents stuns Exxon as shareholders vote for a low-carbon future - ImpactAlpha

  2021-05-27 by in ImpactAlpha

ImpactAlpha, May 27 – In a single day, separate developments at ExxonMobil, Chevron and Shell sent an unmistakable signal to oil companies and investors: ...

  Tagged under: Shell | Exxon | Chevron


Rebel shareholders with percent of the vote - The Washington Post

  2021-05-26 in The Washington Post

EXXONVOTE - Today is the showdown between ExxonMobil and rebel shareholders trying to convince the company to confront climate change and install four new independent directors. The vote will come at today's ExxonMobil annual meeting. The country's biggest pension funds have openly sided with rebel shareholders, and the votes of the major fund managers -- BlackRock, Vanguard, State Street -- hung in the balance.

  Tagged under: Exxon | Climate Change


Supreme Court Delivers a Victory to Big Oil

  2021-05-19 in Sierra Club

Narrow ruling allows the carbon barons to keep running down the clock

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Chevron


New Study Decodes ExxonMobil’s ‘Modern’ Climate Misinformation

  2021-05-14 by in DeSmog

What’s the single word that fossil fuel giant ExxonMobil’s flagship environmental reports to investors and the public tie most closely to climate change and global warming? According to newly published research from Harvard science historian Naomi Oreskes and Harvard research associate Geoffrey Supran, it’s a simple four-letter word, one that carries overtones not only of […]

  Tagged under: Exxon | Climate Change | Disinformation and Misinformation


The Exxon Tax

  2021-02-16 (or before) in Gernot Wagner

The Numbers Behind Exxon’s Support for a Carbon Tax

  Tagged under: Exxon


How Oil and Gas Corporations Funded an Attempted Coup

  2021-01-11 (or before) in Greenpeace

Washington, DC — Oil and gas corporations, including Chevron and Exxon, have donated a total of $5.4 million to the seven Senators who voted to overturn the presidential election and bolstered a violent, failed attempted coup by pro-Trump extremists [1]. Greenpeace USA Senior Climate Campaigner John Noël said:  “Oil and gas corporations aided the political …

  Tagged under: USA | Exxon | Chevron | TotalEnergies | Greenpeace


Exxon's "emission reduction plan" doesn't pledge to cut emissions

  2020-12-15 in Grist.org: Climate. Justice. Solutions.

This semantic trick allows oil companies to “cut” emissions and grow them at the same time.

  Tagged under: Exxon


Exxon's climate plan doesn't actually commit to reducing emissions

  2020-12-15 (or before) by in HEATED | Emily Atkin | Substack

Its tricky language is just cover for the fossil fuel giant's real plan to increase oil and gas production.

  Tagged under: Exxon


How One Firm Drove Influence Campaigns Nationwide for Big Oil (Published 2020)

  2020-11-11 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Exxon


Exxon Spends Millions on Facebook To Keep the Fossil Fuel Industry Alive

  2020-10-22 (or before) in In These Times

Aided by a right-wing political consulting firm, the company is rallying supporters to fight for oil and gas interests at every level of government.

  Tagged under: Exxon | Fracking | Fossil Fuels


Exxon Turns to Academia to Try to Discredit Harvard Research - Inside Climate News

  2020-10-20 in Inside Climate News

ExxonMobil is not known for its acquiescence—tenacious litigation and well-funded advertising are the oil giant’s favored methods for trying to swat away opponents. And in the latest flare-up in an ongoing battle between the company and two Harvard researchers, Exxon has now turned to the pages of an academic journal to continue its relentless self-defense. […]

  Tagged under: Exxon | Litigation


Reply to Comment on 'Assessing ExxonMobil's climate change communications (1977–2014)' Supran and Oreskes (2017 Environ. Res. Lett. 12 084019) - IOPscience

  2020-10-16 (or before) in IOPscience

  Tagged under: Exxon | Climate Change


Assessing ExxonMobil's climate change communications (1977–2014) - IOPscience

  2020-10-16 (or before) in IOPscience

  Tagged under: Exxon | Climate Change


Church of England Unloads Exxon Shares on Failed Emission Goals

  2020-10-09 (or before) in Bloomberg

Its pensions board is now fully divested from the oil giant for not meeting key climate criteria

  Tagged under: Exxon | Climate Change | Economics


Exxon Projections Show Massive Emissions Increase as Quarterly Financial Losses Mount - The Energy Mix

  2020-10-07 in The Energy Mix - The climate news you need

ExxonMobil may be plotting to increase its already enormous annual greenhouse gas emissions by 17% over the next five years,

  Tagged under: Exxon | Greenhouse Gases


Exxon’s Plan for Surging Carbon Emissions Revealed in Leaked Documents

  2020-10-05 (or before) in Bloomberg

Internal projections from one of world’s largest oil producers show an increase in its enormous contribution to global warming

  Tagged under: Exxon | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Minnesota AG Keith Ellison to sue oil giants over climate change - Bring Me The News

  2020-06-24 (or before) by in bringmethenews.com

Exxon Mobil, Koch Industries, and American Petroleum are named in the suit.

  Tagged under: Exxon | Climate Change


A landmark lawsuit against Big Oil is back from the dead

  2020-05-28 in Grist.org: Climate. Justice. Solutions.

Will ExxonMobil, Shell, and friends have to pay for seawalls?

  Tagged under: Shell | Exxon


Church fund urges other ExxonMobil investors to sack board over climate

  2020-04-24 in The Guardian

Church Commissioners writes to fellow shareholders ahead of protest vote at oil giant’s AGM

  Tagged under: Exxon | Religion


An open letter to ExxonMobil shareholders from the Church Commissioners for England and New York State Common Retirement Fund

  2020-04-24 (or before) in SEC.gov

  Tagged under: Exxon


Change climate policy now to avert oil market crisis, warns thinktank

  2020-01-31 in The Guardian

Governments risk derailing global fossil fuel demand with ‘handbrake turns’ in future

  Tagged under: Shell | Exxon | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Chevron


Exxon Mobil Beats New York’s Climate-Change Accounting Case

  2020-01-06 (or before) in Bloomberg

Exxon Mobil Corp. won a closely watched trial over its accounting for the financial risks of climate change, in an outright rejection of New York state’s claim that the energy giant engaged in a cynical scheme to mislead investors for years.

  Tagged under: Exxon | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Exxon’s Climate Trial Is Over, But the Legal War Is Just Beginning

  2020-01-06 (or before) in Bloomberg

A dozen “public nuisance” lawsuits accuse fossil fuel giants of hiding, and denying, their knowledge of global warming.

  Tagged under: Exxon | Climate Change


Exxon found not guilty of fraud over true cost of climate regulations

  2019-12-10 in The Guardian

Judge says prosecutors did not prove oil giant had misled investors – but does not absolve it of responsibility for global heating

  Tagged under: Exxon | Climate Change


Exxon’s Credit Rating Outlook Lowered by Moody’s on Cash Burn

  2019-11-20 (or before) in Bloomberg

Exxon Mobil Corp. had the outlook on its top-notch debt rating lowered by Moody’s Investors Service Inc. to negative due to a “substantial” cash burn to fund growth.

  Tagged under: Exxon | Finance


Biggest UK fund manager invested in firms it shamed over climate crisis

  2019-11-07 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Legal & General Investment Management put extra £285m into firms such as ExxonMobil

  Tagged under: Exxon | Insurance


Investors to Big Oil: Make It Rain

  2019-11-05 (or before) by in The Wall Street Journal - Breaking News, Business, Financial & Economic News, World News and Video

Investors want just one thing from the world’s biggest oil companies—cash—but it is becoming harder for the oil giants to deliver.

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Chevron | TotalEnergies


Fossil fuel big five 'spent €251m lobbying EU' since 2010

  2019-10-24 by Sandra Laville in The Guardian

Report comes amid calls for set up of firewall to protect politics from industry influence

  Tagged under: BP | Lobbying | European Union | Oil Industry | Shell | Exxon | Chevron | Fossil Fuels


Exxon sowed doubt about climate crisis, House Democrats hear in testimony

  2019-10-23 by Emily Holden in The Guardian

Subcommittee laid out four decades of evidence just a day after oil behemoth began a trial over misleading investors

  Tagged under: US Politics | Climate Change Denial and Disinformation | Exxon | Climate Change | Disinformation and Misinformation


As big climate trial starts, Exxon buys Google ads to defend itself

  2019-10-22 in mashable.com

"You would totally expect them to do that."

  Tagged under: Exxon


ExxonMobil faces trial over allegations of misleading investors on climate crisis

  2019-10-22 in The Guardian

New York lawsuit alleges company was ‘exposed to far greater risk from climate change than investors were led to believe’

  Tagged under: Exxon | Climate Change


Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions

  2019-10-09 in The Guardian

New data shows how fossil fuel companies have driven climate crisis despite industry knowing dangers

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Africa | Chevron | Fossil Fuels | Middle East | Saudi Arabia | Aramco


Major global firms accused of concealing their environmental impact

  2019-06-16 in The Guardian

More than 700 companies, including Amazon, Tesco and ExxonMobil, lack transparency, campaign group claims

  Tagged under: Exxon


Revealed: Mobil sought to fight environmental regulation, documents show

  2019-06-12 in The Guardian

Revealed: documents from the early 1990s show oil giant looked to make tax-exempt donations to promote the company’s interests

  Tagged under: Exxon


Top oil firms spending millions lobbying to block climate change policies, says report

  2019-03-22 in The Guardian

Ad campaigns hide investment in a huge expansion of oil and gas extraction, says InfluenceMap

  Tagged under: BP | Exxon | Climate Change | Chevron | Fossil Fuels


BP faces shareholder challenge over carbon targets

  2018-12-10 in The Guardian

Company is among energy firms being urged to set goals in line with Paris agreement

  Tagged under: BP | Exxon | Greenhouse Gases | Chevron


Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change (Published 2018)

  2018-08-01 by in The New York Times

We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts.

  Tagged under: CO2 | US Politics | Climate Change | Exxon | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Economics


On its 100th birthday in 1959, Edward Teller warned the oil industry about global warming

  2018-01-01 in The Guardian

Benjamin Franta: Somebody cut the cake – new documents reveal that American oil writ large was warned of global warming at its 100th birthday party.

  Tagged under: Exxon | Greenhouse Gases


The fossil fuel industry's invisible colonization of academia | Benjamin Franta and Geoffrey Supran

  2017-03-13 in The Guardian

Benjamin Franta and Geoffrey Supran: Corporate capture of academic research by the fossil fuel industry is an elephant in the room and a threat to tackling climate change.

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Chevron


George Monbiot on climate change and Big Tobacco

  2006-09-19 in The Guardian

For years, a network of fake citizens' groups and bogus scientific bodies has been claiming that science of global warming is inconclusive. They set back action on climate change by a decade. But who funded them? Exxon's involvement is well known, but not the strange role of Big Tobacco. In the first of three extracts from his new book, George Monbiot tells a bizarre and shocking new story.

  Tagged under: Exxon | Climate Change


1998 American Petroleum Institute Global Climate Science Communications Team Action Plan - Climate Files

  1998-04-03 in Climate Files - Hard to Find Documents All in One Place

April 1998, American Petroleum Institute’s secret plan was leaked – the Global Climate Science Communications Plan. The plan was created just months after the Kyoto Protocol was signed in December 1997. It was developed by representatives from Exxon (specifically Randy Randol), Chevron, Southern Company and representatives from conservative and libertarian organizations. The plan includes a multimillion dollar, […]

  Tagged under: Chevron | Exxon | Kyoto Agreement


The Elephant's Footer

Back to top of page

Feed the Elephant - email us your links and listings


Stay in touch - sign up for our mailing list


Follow the Elephant on X/Twitter: @ElephantClimate


About The Elephant



Website powered by cogapp: building a better online world