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Posted Tue May 26 2009: from ABC News:
From Oct 27, 2006: Senators to Exxon: Stop the Denial
ExxonMobil should stop funding groups that have spread the idea that global warming is a myth and that try to influence policymakers to adopt that view, two senators said today in a letter to the oil company. In their letter to ExxonMobil chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson, Sens. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, and Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., appealed to Exxon's sense of corporate responsibility, asking the company to "come clean about its past denial activities." The two senators called on ExxonMobil to "end any further financial assistance" to groups "whose public advocacy has contributed to the small but unfortunately effective climate change denial myth."... Since 1990, the report said, the company has spent more than $19 million funding groups that promote their views through publications and Web sites that are not peer reviewed by the scientific community.
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'Doc Michael says:
"Corporate responsibility"? But what about their responsibilities to the stockholders?
In a decade, when the lobbyists and corporate leaders are in court, they'll be saying "I was just following orders."

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