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

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  • Date: 02-Jul-2021
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Exxon lobbyist duped by Greenpeace says climate policy was a ploy, CEO condemns statements – Reuters

WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) - A lobbyist for Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) 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.

Greenpeace activists posed as headhunters to conduct separate Zoom interviews with McCoy and a former Washington lobbyist for Exxon, Dan Easley.

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