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Friday, March 24, 2006

Exxon Exxposed

Published on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 by the Huffington Post 
by Charlie Cray  
 
The WSJ reports that ExxonMobil is the key funder of a front group called Public Interest Watch which has been pushing the IRS to audit Greenpeace. Greenpeace says an IRS auditor told it that the PIW letter triggered the audit.
 
"PIW's most recent federal tax filing, covering August 2003 to July 2004, states that $120,000 of the $124,094 the group received in contributions during that period came from Exxon Mobil."
 
ExxonMobil has not only been one of the biggest funders of climate change denialists and other cigarette scientists , but also been one of the biggest funders of the American Enterprise Institute -- you know, the neocon think tank that pushed the war that has nothing to do with oil. I guess I'm not surprised that the Journal says Michael J. Hardiman, a Washington-based lobbyist and public-relations consultant who worked at PIW "left in February 2004 to work in Iraq as a civilian employee of the Defense Department." Shocked. And awed.
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