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Exxon's Pro-Fracking CEO Is Suing to Stop Fracking Near His Mansion - Video


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Angelika
- 1602 days ago - msnbc.com
Exxon's CEO "Rex Tillerson is leading the fracking revolution, just not in his backyard." Watch video (short article link also in 1st comment)



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Angelika R (143)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 3:14 pm
Fancy a side of irony with your corporate hypocrisy? Last night on MSNBC, Nation Editor-at-Large Chris Hayes profiled ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, a vocal proponent of hydraulic fracking, who is suing to prevent the construction of a water tower near his 83-acre, $5 million horse ranch in Bartonville, Texas. The purpose of the tower? Storing water for fracking. Tillerson and his super-wealthy neighbors are concerned, the lawsuit states, that the fracking tower might "devalue their properties and adversely impact the rural lifestyle they sought to enjoy." As Hayes put it, "Rex Tillerson is leading the fracking revolution, just not in his backyard."
( Christopher Hayes on February 25, 2014 , http://www.thenation.com/blog/178534/exxons-pro-fracking-ceo-suing-stop-fracking-near-his-mansion)
 

Roseann d (178)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 3:16 pm
Too bad Rexy! Deal with it like the rest of us or reject the practice. Why should everyone else deal with it even though you don't want to. Time to pull those Exxon natural gas ads Rex?
 

Sheila D (194)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 3:24 pm
Oh the hypocrisy...be careful what you wish for, as it may be coming closer to home than you think. Love it.
 

Animae C (516)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 3:26 pm
LOL!
 

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 3:40 pm
Excellent Roseann! OVERTIME to pull the ads! Hope they frack the f..k out of his farm and mansion!
 

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 3:41 pm
Looks like good business ahead for courts and lawyers, huh? :) One class action per week would be called for
 

JL A (281)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 4:17 pm
I think I want to see a petition to him to commit to no fracking within X distance of anyone's home by his company.
 

Arielle S (313)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 4:35 pm
Something here about what's good for the goose.....how does it feel, Sir?
 

Freya H (358)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 4:44 pm
I can't help but feel some schadenfreude at seeing him get a taste of his own medicine.
 

Jelica R (144)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 8:00 pm
Karma at work. Now when she's back I wish there will be more of things like this.

I must ask: Is the US so fracked up that even 1% properties are not safe any more?
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 8:40 pm
What a complete douche bag.
 

Laurie H (817)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 9:14 pm
Egg on his ENTIRE FACE!!!!! Definitely too close for comfort, huh???? LOL+++ Great remarks everyone!1 Thanks for this share Angie!!!!~~~
 

Sheryl G (360)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 11:34 am
As the saying goes, not in my backyard. Is okay for the 1% to push for all of this that adds gold to their pockets as long as they don't have to put up with the stink of what is making their gold for them. Maybe he'd like to drink some of the water that was used in fracking like that one woman said on the film.

There was a former Mayor on TV last night from Dish, Texas, that had to move his family away as he feared for their health. His children with constant nose bleeds among other things. He said at least all this was is a tower to hold water, he said many other people have the noise right outside their homes and the smells for the fracking going on. Others are sick, their water is poisoned, so of all of the negatives he has the least with a tower nearby. I guess it is only a concern when it's his property that is devalued, they don't seem to give two craps about anyone else's value that has dropped due to fracking being nearby.

I recall one of the newly elected Republican's that whined that his health insurance didn't kick in for 30 days after he took his job. The same Republican that wouldn't vote to have others in this Country obtain health care. Oh yes, when it affects them, they care, but as long as it is hurting someone else they could care less.
 

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 2:25 pm
Well, you all live in GASLAND after all... those who consider relocating, perhaps take a look at that map( at site) first to not mistakenly pick a fracking designated area..- until that,too becomes one later..
 

MmAway M (507)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 9:25 pm
ha ha Angie, TU thinking...words I can't type,smiling though! Oops he really stepped into #!#!.
 

Mike H (252)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 7:56 am
NIMBY hypocrite!
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 12:27 pm
Noted. Thanks, Angelika. So, if his lawsuit' successful, that should mean that others will be successful with their lawsuits. Of course, this made me laugh at first. What a great comeuppance! This has been all over the media, and I hope it continues to stay in the spotlight. Fracking's not good for anything except the bottom line of the corporations, executives & shareholders benefiting from it.
 

Birgit W (160)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 1:18 pm
What a hypocrite! Thanks for sharing.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 5:32 pm
Ha....this is hilarious, karma is a bitch eh?
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 5:36 pm
I have signed a great deal of petitions against fracking but if it has to happen I can't think of a better place than close to this man's home!
 

Angela J (61)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 5:47 pm
Not surprising.
 

Vallee R (280)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 7:08 pm
Love all the comment - hypocritical, karma - all great - thanks!
 

edward jagusiak (25)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 11:34 pm
A fracker does not want to be fracked? Must be a mistake in this article. Frack you Rex!
 

Edwin M (346)
Friday February 28, 2014, 11:32 am
But what's the problem, according to all the propaganda the gas industry has been feeding us in their television ads it's perfectly safe and the drilling towers blend right into the landscape accentuating the beauty of the surrounding area. Ok I guess I'm spreading my sarcasm a little thick there but you get the idea.
 

Leanne B (46)
Friday February 28, 2014, 6:46 pm
Now that is very funny.
 

Julie W (32)
Monday March 3, 2014, 1:24 am
I'm almost spluttering in disbelief. How can he be so hypocritical?
 
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