New Oil Change International campaign says Exxon hates your children

• December 5, 2012

As the negotiators in Doha dawdle on towards the deadline, and the US Congress debates what to do to avoid the ‘fiscal cliff’, our partners at Oil Change International have launched a new campaign to reintroduce the public to one of the largest climate criminals. Watch the ad above, and then we’ll let Oil Change International and their partners at The Other 98% explain their rationale below:

“Imagine if your government gave a company a sweet deal to build your local playground. Then, that company dumped toxic waste underneath where your kids play everyday, just because it was the most profitable thing for them to do. What would you do? Obviously you’d protect your children and demand that the company fully pay to clean up their mess. You’d demand that the company pay for any medical help needed by your kids. Finally, you’d demand that your government immediately stop sending your tax dollars —subsidies — to that company. That company is Exxon, the playground is our planet, and the sweet deal they get is by way of massive government handouts. But Exxon is not alone; their competitors and industry friends in the fossil fuel game are all running their businesses in a way that is ruining our children’s futures. In short, if you judge Exxon and other fossil fuel companies not by the words on their press releases, but by their actions and predictable consequences, Exxon really must hate your children. The facts speak for themselves.”

Their website provides a few more reasons why Exxon (and its fellow oil companies) must really hate your children. They include: 

Consider the following:

To learn more and sign their petition visit the campaign website.


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