Wait Till You See These Secret Memos Laying Out Activists’ Plans to Target Exxon

New reports by the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Free Beacon have further exposed how anti-fossil fuel activists colluded to push politically-motivated investigations of climate dissent, adding to a series of reports from Energy In Depth that already uncovered the funding and inspiration behind the broader campaign.

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  1. Bob Good says:

    I guess the real question is, what is the Rockerfeller’s real motive for doing this? They probably put more carbon in the atmosphere per unit time than a hundred thousand of us normal folks. And, they probably won’t cut back their use… ever!

    • Elizabeth says:

      Interestingly, Rockefeller (even with their family history in oil) pulled out investments from fossil fuels in 2014. They may be serious about the climate change movement. In the past, they have actually campaigned groups opposed to fracking and the Keystone XL pipeline.
      Maybe they are looking to make investments in renewable energy – but they are definitely cutting ties with carbon.

  2. Karen Orlando says:

    Why do I see nothing so far about this calling into question the climate benefits of fracking over coal as presumably this is about natural gas? Considering bill mckibben just published a piece in the nation that does just that and considering that the working families party was also involved in the ban fracking movement in NY which used questioning the climate benefits of natural gas over coal as one of its strategies to stop fracking for natural gas in NY, one might think someone would focus on this part as well. Also seems timely as Bernie Sanders and the antifracking movement have been in the news very recently as well in NY.

  3. David Stevens says:

    Defamation, libel and slander with intent. It seems open and shut and this type of strategizing is not unique to Greenpeace. I’d say it’s M.O of all the hard left activist groups. Its just rare we’d be able to see such iron clad evidence. Now its Greenpeace that should (rightfully) take a hit to its reputation. Let a big fat judgment be levied against it so other deceitful activist groups think twice about such dishonorable tactics

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  3. […] Energy In Depth has noted before, in 2012, the CAI teamed up with the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) – again, both funded by […]

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  5. […] EID reported at the time, 350.org founder Bill McKibben was there, and a guy named Kenny Bruno (who once […]

  6. […] activists who have painted a bright target on the back of Exxon Mobil have “colluded to push politically motivated investigations of climate dissent,” and conducted a “real-life RICO-type […]

  7. […] activists who have painted a bright target on the back of Exxon Mobil have “colluded to push politically motivated investigations of climate dissent,” and conducted a “real-life RICO-type […]

  8. […] activists who have painted a bright target on the back of Exxon Mobil have “colluded to push politically motivated investigations of climate dissent,” and conducted a “real-life RICO-type […]

  9. […] activists who have painted a bright target on the back of Exxon Mobil have “colluded to push politically motivated investigations of climate dissent,” and conducted a “real-life RICO-type […]

  10. […] activists who have painted a bright target on the back of Exxon Mobil have “colluded to push politically motivated investigations of climate dissent,” and conducted a “real-life RICO-type […]

  11. […] activists who have painted a bright target on the back of Exxon Mobil have “colluded to push politically motivated investigations of climate dissent,” and conducted a “real-life RICO-type […]

  12. […] activists who have painted a bright target on the back of Exxon Mobil have “colluded to push politically motivated investigations of climate dissent,” and conducted a “real-life RICO-type […]

  13. […] activists who have painted a bright target on the back of Exxon Mobil have “colluded to push politically motivated investigations of climate dissent,” and conducted a “real-life RICO-type […]

  14. […] activists who have painted a bright target on the back of Exxon Mobil have “colluded to push politically motivated investigations of climate dissent,” and conducted a “real-life RICO-type […]

  15. […] activists who have painted a bright target on the back of Exxon Mobil have “colluded to push politically motivated investigations of climate dissent,” and conducted a “real-life RICO-type […]

  16. […] activists who have painted a bright target on the back of Exxon Mobil have “colluded to push politically motivated investigations of climate dissent,” and conducted a “real-life RICO-type […]

  17. […] activists who have painted a bright target on the back of Exxon Mobil have “colluded to push politically motivated investigations of climate dissent,” and conducted a “real-life RICO-type […]

  18. […] activists who have painted a bright target on the back of Exxon Mobil have “colluded to push politically motivated investigations of climate dissent,” and conducted a “real-life RICO-type […]

  19. […] activists who have painted a bright target on the back of Exxon Mobil have “colluded to push politically motivated investigations of climate dissent,” and conducted a “real-life RICO-type […]

  20. […] activists who have painted a bright target on the back of Exxon Mobil have “colluded to push politically motivated investigations of climate dissent,” and conducted a “real-life RICO-type […]

  21. […] activists who have painted a bright target on the back of Exxon Mobil have “colluded to push politically motivated investigations of climate dissent,” and conducted a “real-life RICO-type […]

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  23. […] activists who have painted a bright target on the back of Exxon Mobil have “colluded to push politically motivated investigations of climate dissent,” and conducted a “real-life RICO-type […]

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  25. […] activists who have painted a bright target on the back of Exxon Mobil have “colluded to push politically motivated investigations of climate dissent,” and conducted a “real-life RICO-type […]

  26. […] activists who have painted a bright target on the back of Exxon Mobil have “colluded to push politically motivated investigations of climate dissent,” and conducted a “real-life RICO-type […]

  27. […] activists who have painted a bright target on the back of Exxon Mobil have “colluded to push politically motivated investigations of climate dissent,” and conducted a “real-life RICO-type […]

  28. […] activists who have painted a bright target on the back of Exxon Mobil have “colluded to push politically motivated investigations of climate dissent,” and conducted a “real-life RICO-type […]

  29. […] 1990s and has been active in the anti-Exxon campaign. She attended La Jolla conference as well as a closed-door meeting at the Rockefeller Family Fund in January of this year, which was held in order to brainstorm how […]

  30. […] 1990s and has been active in the anti-Exxon campaign. She attended La Jolla conference as well as a closed-door meeting at the Rockefeller Family Fund in January of this year, which was held in order to brainstorm how […]

  31. […] effort in the 1990s. Eubanks also attended the 2012 La Jolla Conference as well as a closed-door January 2016 meeting at the Rockefeller Family Fund offices, at which activists brainstormed ways they could […]

  32. […] in 2009. Three years later, UCS sponsored a  conference in La Jolla to formulate a strategy to takedown ExxonMobil, Energy in Depth reported. According to a New York Times article defending the […]

  33. […] Although Egan did note that IEEFA is bankrolled in part by several foundations associated with the Rockefellers, he did not disclose the significance of that funding: the Rockefellers have been the common financial link among the myriad activist groups behind the #ExxonKnew climate campaign. One of the goals of that campaign, according to its own adherents, is to “drive divestment from Exxon.” […]

  34. […] Rockefeller Family Fund and Wasserman also played host to a secret strategy meeting in January 2016, where the activists they have bankrolled, including representatives from 350.org, […]

  35. […] bigger point here is that by claiming Exxon “won” the election, they’re conceding that – after years of working to “to establish in public’s mind that Exxon is a corrupt institution,” “delegitimize them as […]

  36. […] from Greenpeace were in attendance at a secret strategy meeting in January 2016, held at the Rockefeller Family Fund offices in New York, where the activists met […]

  37. […] from Greenpeace were in attendance at a secret strategy meeting in January 2016, held at the Rockefeller Family Fund offices in New York, where the activists met […]

  38. […] from Greenpeace were in attendance at a secret strategy meeting in January 2016, held at the Rockefeller Family Fund offices in New York, where the activists met […]

  39. […] company that their Rockefeller funders want to marginalize. Or, as the activists themselves put it during a meeting at the Rockefeller Family Fund’s office last year: “To establish in the public’s mind that Exxon is a corrupt institution that has […]

  40. […] as the activists themselves put it during a meeting at the Rockefeller Family Fund’s office last year: “To establish in the public’s mind that Exxon is a corrupt institution that has […]

  41. […] Supran and Oreskes, are key players involved in the #ExxonKnew crusade, a multi-year effort to “delegitimize” and “stigmatize” the oil and gas producer.  In fact, the New York Times cited Oreskes as […]

  42. […] #ExxonKnew campaign is about a lot of things: it’s about “delegitim[izing] Exxon as a political actor” or, as another activist put it, reducing Exxon “to the size where I can drag it into the […]

  43. […] campaign for nearly two years. Rob Weissman, Public Citizen’s president, attended a secret closed-door meeting in January 2016 at the offices of the Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF), which has bankrolled the […]

  44. […] campaign for nearly two years. Rob Weissman, Public Citizen’s president, attended a secret closed-door meeting in January 2016 at the offices of the Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF), which has bankrolled the […]

  45. […] #ExxonKnew campaign for nearly two years. Rob Weissman, Public Citizen’s president, attended a secret closed-door meeting in January 2016 at the offices of the Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF), which has bankrolled the […]

  46. […] #ExxonKnew campaign for nearly two years. Rob Weissman, Public Citizen’s president, attended a secret closed-door meeting in January 2016 at the offices of the Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF), which has bankrolled the […]

  47. […] of fraud and the campaign in support of the investigations has largely fizzled out; despite concerted efforts to “delegitimize” the company and “drown it in the bathtub,” ExxonMobil’s financial […]

  48. […] intentions weren’t made apparent from the get-go, a leaked memo from that meeting outlined the goals of the campaign, including their self-described attempt to “delegitimize” Exxon and to “drive […]

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