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Exxon Mobil CEO spreading disinformation on climate change

Exxon Mobil’s chief executive said Thursday that his company “does not spread disinformation regarding climate change”. He and other oil company chiefs countered congressional allegations the industry concealed evidence about the dangers of it.

Testifying at a landmark House hearing, CEO Darren Woods said Exxon Mobil “has long acknowledged the reality and risks of climate change.Woods said that the oil giant’s public statements on climate “are and have always been truthful.

Woods was among top officials at four major oil companies testifying Thursday as Congressional Democrats investigate.

A decades long and industry-wide campaign to spread disinformation about the role of fossil fuels in causing global warming.

Commitment to work on finding solutions to climate change :

Woods, Exxon’s chairman and chief executive, has condemned McCoy’s statements and said the company stands by its commitment to work on finding solutions to climate change.

Testifying along with Woods were Chevron CEO Michael Wirth, BP America CEO David Lawler and Shell president Gretchen Watkins.  Maloney and Khanna sharply disputed that. They compared tactics used by the oil industry.

Those long deployed by the tobacco industry to resist regulation “while selling products that kill hundreds of thousands of Americans”.

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