Investigate Exxon

Exxon knew about climate change in the 1970's. They've been lying about it ever since, while spending tens of millions of dollars to cover it up. They robbed humanity of a generation's worth of time to reverse climate change.

This could be the largest case of fraud in history.

New York State’s Attorney General has already started an investigation, and AGs across the country are thinking about following suit. But they need to know that we’re watching, and that we demand they act now.

Exxon needs to tell the truth in court, and face the consequences of their lies and fraud. Call on your State AG to investigate Exxon.

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  • Investigate Exxon: Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh
    Big news broke last year: Exxon knew about climate change in the 1970s. They *researched* it. And surprise, surprise, they’ve been lying about it ever since. Not only did Exxon not come clean about what they found -- they've spent tens of millions of dollars over the past forty years trying to convince us all that climate change isn’t real. When that didn’t work, they said climate change isn’t that bad, and when that failed, they said, “Oh hey, it’s not our fault.” We’re talking about what could be the largest case of fraud in human history. It’s no secret that the fossil fuel industry is a blight on the planet. But right now, we have a chance to do real damage to Exxon, and push their shady, oil company lies out into broad daylight. If we can shine a light on this case of blatant fraud, we'll be one step closer to dismantling the power of an industry that's still recklessly -- and knowingly -- driving the climate crisis. Attorneys General in New York, California, Massachusetts, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have already announced investigations, and AGs across the country are thinking about following suit. But they need to know that we’re watching, and that we demand they act now. These sorts of investigations are what convinced America about the evil of Big Tobacco -- it’s time for Big Oil to get the same treatment. So please, join the call: Exxon’s day in court has come -- they need to tell the truth in court, and face the consequences of their lies and fraud. By signing this petition you will receive updates from 350.org and Chesapeake Climate Action Network. You can unsubscribe at any time.
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  • Investigate Exxon: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton
    Exxon knew about climate change half a century ago. They *researched* it. And surprise, surprise, they’ve been lying about it ever since. Not only did Exxon not come clean about what they found -- they've spent tens of millions of dollars over the past forty years trying to convince us all that climate change isn’t real. When that didn’t work, they said climate change isn’t that bad, and when that failed, they said, “Oh hey, it’s not our fault.” We’re talking about what could be the largest case of fraud in human history. It’s no secret that the fossil fuel industry is a blight on the planet. But right now, we have a chance to do real damage to Exxon, and push their shady, oil company lies out into broad daylight. If we can shine a light on this case of blatant fraud, we'll be one step closer to dismantling the power of an industry that's still recklessly -- and knowingly -- driving the climate crisis. Attorneys General in New York, California, Massachusetts, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have already announced investigations, and AGs across the country are thinking about following suit. But they need to know that we’re watching, and that we demand they act now. These sorts of investigations are what convinced America about the evil of Big Tobacco -- it’s time for Big Oil to get the same treatment. So please, join the call: Exxon’s day in court has come -- they need to tell the truth in court, and face the consequences of their lies and fraud.
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  • Investigate Exxon: New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster
    Right now, we have a chance to expose Exxon Mobil and push for the truth about what they have known for several decades concerning climate change. If we can shine a light on this case, we'll be one step closer to reining in an industry that still continues to drive the climate crisis. Attorneys General in New York, California, Massachusetts, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have already announced they're investigating, and Attorneys General across the country are thinking considering about following suit being part of the fight. But we need your help in calling on Attorney General Foster to they need to know that we’re watching, and that we demand they act now and join the investigation. These sorts of investigations proved Big Tobacco was knowingly poisoning our children -- and now they can show Big Oil has been knowingly poisoning our air, water, and climate. So please, join in urging on Attorney General Foster to fight on behalf of Granite Staters: Exxon Mobil’s day in court has come -- they need to tell the truth in court, and face the consequences of their lies.
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  • Investigate Exxon: Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell
    Big news broke last year: Exxon knew about climate change in the 1970s. They *researched* it. And surprise, surprise, they’ve been lying about it ever since. Not only did Exxon not come clean about what they found -- they've spent tens of millions of dollars over the past forty years trying to convince us all that climate change isn’t real. When that didn’t work, they said climate change isn’t that bad, and when that failed, they said, “Oh hey, it’s not our fault.” We’re talking about what could be the largest case of fraud in human history. It’s no secret that the fossil fuel industry is a blight on the planet. But right now, we have a chance to do real damage to Exxon, and push their shady, oil company lies out into broad daylight. If we can shine a light on this case of blatant fraud, we'll be one step closer to dismantling the power of an industry that's still recklessly -- and knowingly -- driving the climate crisis. Governor Peter Shumlin and Vermont legislators have already called out Exxon for the bad actor they are, urging divestment of the state pension funds. New York State’s Attorney General had already begun an investigation, and on March 29, he and sixteen other AGs, including Attorney General Bill Sorrell, announced that they're jointly exploring "ongoing and potential investigations into whether fossil fuel companies misled investors and the public on the impact of climate change on their businesses." We applaud this announcement, and we urge Attorney General Sorrell to start an investigation of Exxon. These sorts of investigations are what convinced America about the evil of Big Tobacco -- it’s time for Big Oil to get the same treatment. So please, join the call: Exxon’s day in court has come -- they need to tell the truth in court, and face the consequences of their lies and fraud.
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  • Olympia
    Investigate Exxon
    Last fall, we learned that Exxon researchers alerted company management to the grave threats of climate change in the 1970s...and the company's executives have been lying about it ever since. Not only did Exxon not disclose the dangers -- its executives spent tens of millions of dollars trying to convince the world that climate change isn’t real; this hobbled effective political action for decades. In circles where that didn’t work, they said that climate change wasn't that bad, and wasn't an urgent problem. This was the most devastating coverup in human history. We can't have those decades back. But if Exxon is held accountable, we'll be one step closer to dismantling the power of an industry that's still driving us towards disaster, and making them pay for their wrongs. New York State’s Attorney General has already started an investigation, and on March 29, he and sixteen other AGs announced that they're jointly exploring "ongoing and potential investigations into whether fossil fuel companies misled investors and the public on the impact of climate change on their businesses." Here in Washington, Attorney General Ferguson needs to know that he has the support he needs to start an investigation. Investigations like this showed the evils of Big Tobacco -- it’s time for Big Oil to face the same scrutiny. We want Washington state to be in 100%. So please, join the call: we need to hear the truth in a court of law, and Exxon needs to face the consequences of its deception.
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  • Investigate Exxon
    Big news broke last year: Exxon knew about climate change in the 1970s. They *researched* it. And surprise, surprise, they’ve been lying about it ever since. Not only did Exxon not come clean about what they found -- they've spent tens of millions of dollars over the past forty years trying to convince us all that climate change isn’t real. When that didn’t work, they said climate change isn’t that bad, and when that failed, they said, “Oh hey, it’s not our fault.” We’re talking about what could be the largest case of fraud in human history. It’s no secret that the fossil fuel industry is a blight on the planet. But right now, we have a chance to do real damage to Exxon, and push their shady, oil company lies out into broad daylight. If we can shine a light on this case of blatant fraud, we'll be one step closer to dismantling the power of an industry that's still recklessly -- and knowingly -- driving the climate crisis. New York State’s Attorney General has already started an investigation, and AGs across the country are thinking about following suit. In Oregon, our AG needs to know that they have all the support they needs from fellow Oregonians to start an investigation in our home state. But they need to know that we’re watching, and that we demand they act now. These sorts of investigations are what convinced America about the evil of Big Tobacco -- it’s time for Big Oil to get the same treatment. So please, join the call: Exxon’s day in court has come -- they need to tell the truth in court, and face the consequences of their lies and fraud.
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  • Investigate Exxon
    During this time—while a whole generation was being deprived of the opportunity to begin taking meaningful steps to avert climate catastrophe--the warming of the earth has steadily increased. Species have begun to die. People have begun to die. Exxon, in the meantime, has taken in profits during some of these years larger than any corporation has ever seen. Has there ever been a greater, more consequential case of fraud in history? It is time that Exxon be called to account. You, Attorney General Mills, have just joined a coalition of state Attorneys General dedicated to combating climate change and bringing to justice those who by intentional deception are shown to have broken the law and violated the public trust. In that connection, you have said: "Our natural resources are the lifeblood of our state’s economy and our quality of life. Global climate change demands immediate action and I am committed to using the authority of my office to address the problem in a meaningful way by defending important EPA regulations against attacks led by the coal industry and exploring litigation options that will hold the worst polluters accountable for their actions.” For these words and for that step, we thank you. Now we call upon you to take a further step. Once before—through litigation against Big Tobacco brought by a coalition of states Attorneys General—corporate deceptions on a till then unthinkable scale were exposed and punished. It is time for Big Oil to be subjected to the same scrutiny. We put our names to this petition asking that you, as Maine’s Attorney General, seize this historic opportunity to investigate Exxon—thereby pushing the lies and the deception out into broad daylight and bringing us a step closer to dismantling the power of an industry that's still recklessly -- and knowingly -- driving the climate crisis. The time for Exxon’s day in court has come. The truth must come out and Exxon be called to account.
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  • Investigate Exxon: Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller
    Big news broke last year: Exxon knew about climate change in the 1970s. They *researched* it. And surprise, surprise, they’ve been lying about it ever since. Not only did Exxon not come clean about what they found -- they've spent tens of millions of dollars over the past forty years trying to convince us all that climate change isn’t real. When that didn’t work, they said climate change isn’t that bad, and when that failed, they said, “Oh hey, it’s not our fault.” We’re talking about what could be the largest case of fraud in human history. It’s no secret that the fossil fuel industry is a blight on the planet. But right now, we have a chance to do real damage to Exxon, and push their shady, oil company lies out into broad daylight. If we can shine a light on this case of blatant fraud, we'll be one step closer to dismantling the power of an industry that's still recklessly -- and knowingly -- driving the climate crisis. New York State’s Attorney General has already started an investigation, and AGs across the country are thinking about following suit. In Iowa, our AG Tom Miller needs to know that he has all the support he needs from fellow Iowans to start an investigation in our home state. These sorts of investigations are what convinced America about the evil of Big Tobacco -- it’s time for Big Oil to get the same treatment. So please, join the call: Exxon’s day in court has come -- they need to tell the truth in court, and face the consequences of their lies and fraud.
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