16 Feb '17, 11pm

On his first diplomatic outing, climate-denying Rex Tillerson got trolled

The transparency measure, which Tillerson lobbied against furiously over the past decade as ExxonMobil CEO, would have helped protect the world’s poor from oil industry and government corruption, while imposing minimal costs on industry. Now it’s gone. Instead of the many things our government could be doing to help the American people, this gift to the oil industry was the top priority for Trump’s Administration and Congress. It was only the third piece of legislation signed by Trump, and it was the first use of the Congressional Review Act in 16 years. Score one for Tillerson’s ExxonMobil pals and Big Oil. Other G20 governments can’t allow Tillerson to imperil the slow but important progress we’ve seen on fossil fuel subsidies in recent years. Under Germany’s leadership, this can be the year when world leaders update their 2009 commitment to phase out fossil fuel subsidi...

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