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Exxon Profits, We Lose January 30, 2006 12:18 PM

Exxpose Exxon
Friends of the Earth is proud to be a member of the ExxposeExxon Coalition

If you'd earned $36.13 billion dollars (after taxes!) last year what would you do with it? Well, if you were ExxonMobil, you'd grab the champagne, write a fat bonus check to your lobbyists and the junk science groups you fund and schedule a meeting to make sure Congress doesn't drop the ball on opening the Arctic Refuge and our pristine coasts to oil drilling.

Today oil giant ExxonMobil will announce its record-breaking profits for 2005 to the public -- roughly $36 billion! That is the largest profit ever recorded by any corporation in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">America</st1:country-region></st1:place>!

In response, the ExxposeExxon.com campaign has created a short, funny video in Exxon's honor. Click the link below to check it out: http://www.foe.org/exxon/movie.html (and don't forget to turn on your speakers!)

We're sure the movie will make you chuckle. Please share the laughs by forwarding it on to all your friends and family.

The movie is humorous, but ExxonMobil's policies are not. Sadly, ExxonMobil's profits have come at a huge cost -- both to consumers like you and me and to our environment. ExxonMobil uses its billions to sabotage efforts to slow global warming and to lobby Congress in support of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and off of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">America</st1:country-region></st1:place>'s majestic coasts. Instead, ExxonMobil should invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy, such as wind and solar power.

The good news is that we have a chance to change for the better the way ExxonMobil does business in 2006. ExxonMobil CEO Lee Raymond retired in December after a long and extremely costly run. This month, Rex Tillerson took over as ExxonMobil's new CEO.

You can help ExxonMobil change direction by asking Rex Tillerson to make the company a responsible corporate citizen that respects consumers and the environment.

Click here to watch our funny one-minute movie and then take action by emailing CEO Rex Tillerson.

Once you've watched the video, help increase the pressure on ExxonMobil's new CEO by taking one more minute to forward the movie to as many people as you can.

Word of mouth will be crucial to our ability to influence ExxonMobil's new head honcho, Rex Tillerson. If we hope to catch Rex's attention, we are going to need a lot of people to watch this little movie and send him a message. After all, Rex is a busy man with a multibillion dollar company to run.

So please take a minute right now do whatever you can to help us spread the word about the movie at http://www.foe.org/exxon/movie.html. Forward this message to your friends, family, and colleagues. Write about it on your blog. And do anything else you can think of!

With your help, we can convince ExxonMobil to change its policies for the better.

Thank you again for all your help.

Sincerely,

Friends of the Earth

 
 January 30, 2006 12:19 PM

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Between 1882 and 2002, ExxonMobil's operations and the burning of its products released an estimated 20.3 billion tons of carbon or about five percent of global carbon dioxide emissions.


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