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POSTED: 28 July 2005 - 5:00pm


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ExxonMobil Announces Profits of $7.64 Billion in last 3 Months
While Their Policies are Enough to Make You (and The Planet) Sick

by Andrew Greenblatt, Online Organizer for 28 July 2005

We all think about the bad things "big oil" does to our planet. But lumping all of "them" together is a mistake. One big oil company is far worse than the rest.

Consider this:

- Despite making a record profit of $25 billion last year, ExxonMobil is still shirking payment of the full amount it owes fishermen and natives hurt by the Exxon Valdez oil spill sixteen years ago.

- ExxonMobil is the only oil company that's still part of Arctic Power, the group lobbying Congress to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. The rest bowed out due to public pressure. 

- ExxonMobil has spent more than $15 million since 1998 to deny the existence of global warming by funding junk science groups to cloud the debate. BP, for example, not only admits we have a problem but is investing in solar energy research and selling real solar panels today to help deal with the problem.

TrueMajority is joining the nation's biggest environmental groups (including Sierra Club, U.S. PIRG, Greenpeace, and Natural Resources Defense Council) in the Exxpose Exxon campaign to mobilize thousands of Americans to urge ExxonMobil to clean up its act.

To tell ExxonMobil CEO Lee Raymond what you think of the company's harmful environmental policies and let him know you won't buy their gas or products (text below), just click "Reply" and "Send" in your e-mail program. If you'd like to personalize your message or if this e-mail was forwarded to you, just click this link:

Then please forward this link to anyone who cares about our environment. We really need your help to spread the word in order to make ExxonMobil sit up and take notice.

P.S. To learn more about ExxonMobil and the Exxpose Exxon campaign, you can go to

Here is the letter we'll send to Exxon CEO Lee Raymond:

Dear Mr. Raymond,

Our country remains overly dependent on oil, which has serious consequences ranging from rising gasoline prices that burden every American to global warming that threatens current and future generations. This addiction to oil represents a failed energy strategy, one that your company not only supports but has helped to develop. I am most disturbed by

- ExxonMobil's active support of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 

- ExxonMobil's efforts to block meaningful action to cut global warming pollution and its funding of junk science to hide the real facts about global warming

- ExxonMobil's conscious decision to forgo investment in clean energy solutions-despite your record profits at a time of rising gasoline prices 

- ExxonMobil's failure to pay all the punitive damages awarded to fishermen and others injured by the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill

ExxonMobil represents yesterday's energy policy; I would rather spend my money and time moving forward, not backward. Therefore, I will not purchase ExxonMobil's gas or products, invest in ExxonMobil stock, or work for the company.


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