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Is ExxonMobile Starting to Think?

| Monday January 22nd, 2007 | 1 Comment

I knew they’d be the last oil company to say anything remotely green and I have to admit a huge dose of skepticism that they really mean it just yet – but – on the front page of toady’s Wall Street Journal (I tried to scan it but technical difficulties) is a full color advert proclaiming ExxonMobil’s intention to “working to reduce emissions for cars, trucks, and buses”. The ad goes on to say that the companies efforts could improve fuel economy 30% across the nation.
It’s just an advertisement, but I’m actually quite blown away as it’s by far the most proactive statement I’ve ever seen the old curmudgeon of a company utter. Are they finally starting to feel embarrassed by their stubborn myopia? Did today’s awesome press conference by captains of industry rub off on them? Are the right people inside the company finally being listened too? Or are they just making a teeny tiny effort to test the waters?


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  • http://www.helpsleddogs.org William McMullin

    One does not have to look far to see ExxonMobil’s horrible public relations record. Just recently, I read ExxonMobil sponsors the cruel Iditarod dog sled race in Alaska. Dogs are forced to their limits in these races every year. Health problems the dogs experience include paralysis, penile frontbite, bleeding ulcers, pneumonia, lung damage, and even death. At least 130 dogs have died in the Iditarod. Dispite a public relations nightmare for Exxon, according to http://www.helpsleddogs.org, the company still continues to sponsor the cruel race.