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Saturday, June 24, 2017
ExxonMobil
Rex Tillerson, Russia, Media

Senate Confirms Tillerson As Secretary Of State In Contentious Vote

In the vote, 56 senators backed Tillerson, and 43 voted no. Senate Democrats had tried, but failed, to delay the vote because of Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven mostly Muslim countries and temporarily halting the entry of refugees. They said they wanted to ask Tillerson more questions about the issue after Trump signed the order.

February 1, 2017
Tillerson

By A Narrow Margin, Senate Panel Clears Tillerson’s Path To Be Secretary Of State

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 11-10 to approve Tillerson, with every Republican backing the former oil executive and every Democrat opposing him. Democrats said they voted against Tillerson over fears he might lift sanctions on Russia.

January 24, 2017
Tillerson

U.S. State Department Nominee Tillerson Fights Climate Deposition

Rex Tillerson, the former oil executive under consideration for U.S. secretary of state, is trying to avoid giving testimony in a federal lawsuit over climate change, according to a lawyer for a group of teenagers who filed the suit. Tillerson’s deposition is set for Jan. 19, a day before President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.

January 15, 2017
Tillerson, Climate Change, ExxonMobil

5 Key Climate Takeaways From The Rex Tillerson Confirmation Hearing

Tillerson is already under fire for making the seemingly false claim that Exxon has not lobbied against sanctions on Russia and other nations that would affect Exxon’s business dealings, but here are five other climate change-related takeaways that reporters should keep in mind in their coverage of the hearing and Tillerson nomination going forward.

January 12, 2017
Exxon, Tillerson, Russia

Exxon’s Rex Tillerson And The Rise Of Big Oil In American Politics

With Tillerson as the country’s top diplomat, the opportunity to redefine the rationale and methods for the entirety of our interactions with other nations is unparalleled. While this has been true to some extent since World War II, this appointment institutionalizes the view that our national diplomacy will be guided by resource acquisition.

January 11, 2017
Tillerson

Tillerson Faces Tough Questions On Russian Ties At Confirmation Hearing

The central question facing Tillerson, 64, the former chairman of Exxon Mobil, is how effectively he can transform himself from a Big Oil “dealmaker” to being America’s top diplomat with little government experience.

January 11, 2017
Schumer, Trump Nominees, Ethics, Vetting

Top Senate Democrat Says Trump’s Nominees Need ‘Thorough’ Vetting

Schumer said Trump’s nominees, many of whom have extensive business backgrounds at companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp and Goldman Sachs, should be carefully scrutinized to be sure they avoid conflicts of interest. He also confirmed that some of Trump’s nominees have not completed a review process conducted by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics.

January 9, 2017
Rex Tillerson, State Department

How Tillerson Created The (False) Impression He Supports Climate Action

Despite company denials, ExxonMobil has continued to spend millions of dollars on denier groups since Rex Tillerson took over as its CEO in 2006.

December 25, 2016
Trump

5 Trump Abominations This Week

The week began with his appointment of Exxon chief Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, continued with wild dissembling about Russia’s hacks on his behalf and ended with him calling his own supporters “vicious and nasty.”

December 18, 2016
Tillerson, Putin, ExxonMobil

Meet Rex Tillerson: Putin’s Pal And Trump’s Nominee For Secretary Of State

Exxon has been doing business in Russia for more than 20 years—but with Tillerson at the helm, the company’s Russian operations have expanded massively.

December 14, 2016
Tillerson, ExxonMobil, Russia, Secretary Of State

Trump Nominates Pro-Russian Oil Tycoon For Secretary Of State

Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, has no traditional experience in diplomacy after working for ExxonMobil for nearly three decades. There are also serious questions about the oil executive’s relations with Russia.

December 13, 2016
ExxonMobil CEO Tillerman

Can Exxon CEO Turn From Corporate To National Interest As Secretary Of State?

The central question facing Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson if he becomes U.S. secretary of state is whether a life-long oil man with close ties to Russia can pivot from advancing corporate interests to serving the national interest.

December 11, 2016
A view of the Exxon Mobil refinery in Baytown, Texas in this file photo from September 15, 2008. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi/Files

Rockefeller Family Fund to Divest From ExxonMobil, Says Oil Giant Is ‘Morally Reprehensible’

“There is no sane rationale for companies to continue to explore for new sources of hydrocarbons.”

March 25, 2016

ExxonMobil Profits Up Despite Lower Oil And Gas Output

New York (AFP) — U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil Thursday reported higher second-quarter profits despite pumping less oil and gas than it did a year ago. Exxon, the biggest U.S. oil company and the second-largest U.S. company in terms of market capitalization after Apple, said earnings came in at $8.8 billion, up 28 percent from the […]

July 31, 2014

Staffers Managing Gardner’s LNG Export Hearing Are Former Gas Lobbyists

by Lee Fang, Republic Report On Tuesday, the congressional subcommittee on Energy and Power is scheduled to hold a hearing on Rep. Cory Gardner’s (R-CO) bill to force the Obama administration to approve all application for new liquefied natural gas terminals used to export natural gas. A close look at the staffers involved with this particular subcommittee reveals […]

March 26, 2014