A great, and terrible, day for climate action – Erb Institute Faculty Director, Joe Arvai (Policy Options)

By June 6, 2017News

First, the news that made May 31st, 2017 a great day:

In a historic and surprising vote by a clear majority—more than 62%—of its shareholders, the global petrochemical giant ExxonMobil was pushed in the direction of being more transparent and more specific about the impacts of climate change on—and from—its oil and gas business. Last year, the same resolution garnered support from a measly 38% of the company’s shareholders.

At the same time as ExxonMobil’s shareholders were making history, Donald Trump’s White House was poised to make history of its own. Multiple media outlets were reporting throughout the day that Trump would order the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord.

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