Excerpt: What the Exxon Tapes Reveal About the American Petroleum Institute’s Lobbying Tactics on Oil Trains

 


Senior ExxonMobil lobbyists were recently exposed by undercover reporting from UnEarthed, an investigative journalism project of Greenpeace, which captured footage of the employees explaining how the oil giant influences policy makers using trade associations like the American Petroleum Institute (API).

The undercover footage revealed Exxon lobbyists boasting about wins for the company under the Trump administration and admitting to continued efforts to sow doubt about climate change and undermine action to tackle the crisis. 

 

— By Justin Mikulka (6 min. read) —

 

 

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