Exxon Mobil Investors Vote For Climate Change Report

DALLAS (AP) – Exxon Mobil shareholders are pushing the company to report and disclose whether regulations designed to reduce climate change will hurt the oil giant’s business.

Investors holding 62 percent of shares voted at the company’s annual meeting Wednesday favored more disclosure around the impact of global policies aimed at limiting global warming to 2 degrees Centigrade.

The vote is a defeat for the company and a victory for environmentalists and shareholder activists, who have seen support for their proposal grow from 38 percent a year ago.

Chairman and CEO Darren Woods says the matter will be reconsidered by the Exxon board.

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  1. 97% of scientists say that CO2 from fossil fuels is driving the earth’s climate permanently out-of-control. The 3% of scientists who don’t agree are sponsored by fossil fuel companies. CO2 persists in the upper atmosphere for hundreds of thousands of years. How are denying the reality of climate change and burning more fossil fuels going to help future generations (like our grandchildren)?

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