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Climate votes at Exxon, Chevron signal growing demand to change business as usual

Climate votes at Exxon, Chevron signal growing demand to change business as usual That is, until Wednesday, when climate-related resolutions received by far their highest level of support on record in the history of Exxon and Chevron.Meanwhile, in California, a nearly identically worded resolution got 41% of the vote from Chevron's shareholders.

Exxon's former CEO is now our secretary of state. So, there's that.

Exxon's former CEO is now our secretary of state. So, there's that. Rex Tillerson, the longtime head of ExxonMobil, won Senate confirmation on Wednesday to be secretary of state.No Republicans opposed Tillerson's nomination.

In an ironic twist, a 1991 Shell ad contains a warning about climate change

In an ironic twist, a 1991 Shell ad contains a warning about climate change president might doubt the reality of human-driven climate change, but you know who doesn't?In 1991, the Anglo-Dutch oil giant produced a film, called "Climate of Concern," that warns of potentially catastrophic risks from burning the very oil and gas that companies like Shell produce.

The secretary of state used an alias email to talk climate change

The secretary of state used an alias email to talk climate change On a scale of one-to-please-don't-do-this-to-me, how absolutely pumped are you to read about yet another sketchy government email scandal?This time, it ensnares newly-appointed Secretary of State Rex Wayne Tillerson, who used an alias email account back while he was chairman and CEO of oil and gas giant ExxonMobil Corp.

Exxon played us all on global warming, new study shows

Exxon played us all on global warming, new study shows It did so, we have shown, by contributing quietly to climate science and loudly to raising doubts about it.The Securities and Exchange Commission has initiated a separate but similar investigation regarding the company's disclosure of investment risks.

Harvey is an environmental nightmare, and flooding was just the start

Harvey is an environmental nightmare, and flooding was just the start This storm poses a major test for Scott Pruitt's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which so far has garnered more headlines for discouraging any discussion of climate change's role in Harvey's wrath than for its swift response to the storm's widespread damage.While Harvey has proven to be a worst-case flood scenario from inland flooding — it was the most extreme rainstorm on record in the U.