Friends of the Earth Europe have released a cartoon animation about how Exxon Mobil continues to fund climate change deniers, and how its advertising campaign is misleading regarding it’s environmental behaviour. As well as the concern about climate change there’s another issue below the surface that is alluded to in the film – lobbying transparency within the EU. With the EU institutions being the second most lobbied political institutions in the world (only Washington has more lobbyists than Brussels) what should be done to make sure it is known who is working for whom? Kallas’s transparency initiative might help, but after all that’s only voluntary.
Turns out that this post has been syndicated on the Exxon Mobil page of Google Finance. I’m sure some censorship will come in there once Google realises that some negative things might appear beside the share prices!