Exxon lobbyist duped by Greenpeace says climate policy was a ploy, CEO condemns statements By Reuters – Investing.com

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  • Date: 01-Jul-2021
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Exxon lobbyist duped by Greenpeace says climate policy was a ploy, CEO condemns statements By Reuters – Investing.com

By Valerie Volcovici and Timothy Gardner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A lobbyist for Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:) said the company supports a carbon tax publicly because the plan to curb climate change would never gain enough political support to be adopted, according to an interview aired on Wednesday.

Britain's Channel 4 network aired the interview of senior Washington-based lobbyist Keith McCoy it obtained from an investigative arm of environmental campaigner Greenpeace UK, in footage that drew the ire of Exxon's chairman and chief executive.

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