17 May '11, 12pm

Students Protest Exxon Chair's Commencement Speech, Invite Peak Oil Expert Instead: Image cre... th.bp #green #USRC

Students Protest Exxon Chair's Commencement Speech, Invite Peak Oil Expert Instead: Image cre... th.bp #green #USRC

Rex Tillerson, chair of Exxon, didn't win many TreeHugger friends with his assertion that a transition away from oil is 100 years away , nor his attempts to distance Exxon from the extremes of the climate skeptic lobby . That may be why students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA got so upset when they heard that Mr Tillerson was going to give the commencement speech at their graduation last Saturday. In fact, the students were so incensed they mounted a campaign to get peak oil expert Richard Heinberg on the podium to offer an alternative voice. And they won.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/students-protest-...

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