Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson had his first confirmation hearing for the Secretary of State position before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, January 11.
Now it’s time to tell our Senators Lisa Murkowski & Dan Sullivan to oppose this reckless nomination.
Alaskans have a long history with Exxon. More recently, we’ve learned Exxon knew about the link between fossil fuels and climate change almost 40 years ago and – under the guidance of Tillerson and others – actively worked to spread misinformation about it.
If Tillerson is confirmed, he will become our nation’s top diplomat, which means Big Oil would effectively control U.S. foreign policy. That’s a disaster for our planet.
Take 5 minutes to call your Senators:
Senator Lisa Murkowski
Anchorage: 907.271.3735; Mat Su Valley: 907.376.7665; Kenai: 907.283.5808; Washington, DC: 202.224.6665
Senator Dan Sullivan
Anchorage: 907.271.5915; Mat Su Valley: 907.357.9956; Kenai: 907.283.4000; Washington, DC: 202. 224.3004
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed right now. So what’s the best thing to do? Do SOMETHING! Make a couple calls today, and tell your friends too.
“Rex Tillerson is big oil personified. The damage he can do is immense,” The Guardian, 01-11-2017
“Exxon Continued Paying Millions To Climate-Change Deniers Under Rex Tillerson,” Huffington Post, 01-09-2017
“Did Putin help elect Trump to restore $500 billion Exxon oil deal killed by sanctions,” ThinkProgress, 01-07-2017
“ExxonMobil and Iran did business under secretary of State nominee Tillerson,” USA Today, 01-09-2017
“How Rex Tillerson Changed His Tune on Russia and Came to Court Its Rulers,” New York Times, 12-20-2016
“ExxonMobil helped defeat Russia sanctions bill,” Politico, 12-18-2016