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Exxpose Exxon achieves its goal of over 500,000 people actively boycotting ExxonMobil and pressuring the company to change through public actions, educating Congress, and influencing the press. Results of our actions: How we know our efforts are working

PUBLIC ACTIONS

  • Activists hold 50 rallies in 50 cities at Exxon and Mobil gas stations.
  • 150 activists combined demonstrate outside two ExxonMobil shareholder meetingsin Dallas and capture nationwide press.
  • 300 Exxon shareholder activists ask Exxpose Exxon to represent them at the company’s shareholder meeting.
  • 2,300 activists call Exxon headquarters on the Anniversary of the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, forcing Exxon to create a dedicated voice mail box. The next year, activists send over 23,000 faxes and 400 mailed letters to Exxon’s top brass urging the company to pay the court-ordered damages it owes to the victims of the spill.
  • Over 200 activists Adopt-A-Gas station and deliver letters to station owners.
  • Nearly 450 Exxpose Exxon activists participate in the largest day of citizen-led events on global warming ever (April 14, 2007) and call on Congress and Exxon to Step It Up and cut carbon pollution 80% by 2050.
  • Over 200 hundred activists upload photo messages to Rex Tillerson telling him how to better invest the company’s profits.
  • 50 campus activists and community leaders educate their communities by showing the film, Out of Balance: ExxonMobil's Impact on Climate Change.
EDUCATING CONGRESS
  • Activists send more than one million emails to Congress urging members to reject ExxonMobil's dirty attempts to block action on climate and end taxpayer handouts to Big Oil.
  • Activists send 60,000 letters to Bush's Energy Secretary opposing the selection of ExxonMobil's past-CEO, Lee Raymond, to head a major study on America's energy future.
  • Exxpose Exxon prompts two bipartisan congressional letters to be sent to Exxon from Senators Snowe (R-ME) and Rockefeller (D-WV) and the House Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight (Chair: Rep. Miller, D-NC), urging ExxonMobil to stop funding global warming denier groups.
  • Wearing Exxpose Exxon T-shirts, activists follow Exxon CEO to three Congressional hearings and appear on the front page of business section in The New York Times.
  • Activists birddog ExxonMobil and the U.S. delegation at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Canada (COP11). Exxpose Exxon activists educate conference attendees and distribute flyers and press materials to hundreds and at daily press briefings.
INFLUENCING THE PRESS
  • Activists send over 2,000 general letters to the editors of local and state papers.
  • Activists send 2,700 letters to local newspapers about Exxon's continued funding of global warming denier groups.
  • Activists send 800 letters to newspapers opposing the selection of ExxonMobil's past-CEO, Lee Raymond, to head a major study on America's energy future.
  • Campaign exposes the scandal by the Exxon-funded American Enterprise Institutewho offered $10,000 to scientists willing to discredit the world’s foremost authority on global warming, the IPCC, covered by CNN and The Washington Post.
  • Exxpose Exxon is covered worldwide in the press, including: The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNN, Dallas Morning News, Fortune Magazine, Detroit Free Press, International Herald Tribune, The UK Independent, and hundreds of papers via the Associated Press and Reuters. TV and radio coverage include Fox (national and local), ABC, CBS, NBC, WB, PBS, NPR and XM radio. Campaign is also covered all over the internet through hundreds of blogs.
  • Exxpose Exxon coalition members release four reports exposing Exxon’s dirty deeds on global warming, the Arctic Refuge, and the Exxon Valdez oil spill:

Results of our actions: How we know our efforts are working

  • ExxonMobil cut its annual funding of global warming denier groups by nearly 40 percent in 2006. When asked if the company will continue funding denier groups, Exxon replied, "It's a question we're asking ourselves."
  • Exxon increased its lobbying budget in 2006 from an average of $7 million to a record $14.5 million, indicating that its influence over Congress has been diminished.
  • Exxon is no longer openly opposing mandatory federal limits on global warming pollution, though its real position is still unclear.
  • Exxon repackaged its old policies into a new multi-million dollar public relations campaign to try to convince the press and the public that it has been "misunderstood" and is no longer funding global warming denier groups.
  • We receive emails from Exxon employees who tell us that they are bravely asking Exxon’s leadership to take meaningful steps to address global warming (so far in vain).
  • Mainstream reporters regularly ask Exxon about its funding of global warming denier groups and if the company still denies the science. Denier groups are increasingly being identified in the press as funded by Exxon.
  • Other companies make a point to separate themselves from ExxonMobil on positions of global warming and renewable energy.
  • Our combined efforts have caused ExxonMobil to come under a firestorm of criticism from respected U.S. and U.K. scientists, and several U.S. policy makers who are urging the company to end its long-time disinformation campaign on global warming.

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