Target: United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch
Goal: Investigate ExxonMobil for suppressing scientific research about climate change.
ExxonMobil — one of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies — is accused of spending huge sums of money in its effort to deny the threat of climate change. Despite over a dozen pending lawsuits and mounting public pressure, recent disclosures indicate that the company spent millions of dollars to help discredit research on global warming and prevent climate legislation which would have hurt the company’s bottom line.
The issue began when an investigative report alleged that Exxon was fully aware of the dangers posed by climate change as early as the 1970’s. The company is accused of wrongfully concealing these results, leading to accusations that investors, shareholders, and the public had been misled about the seriousness of global warming.
The heightened scrutiny and negative publicity does not seem to have dissuaded Exxon. According to reports, the corporate giant has already donated more than $500,000 since the initial report was published, to organizations devoted to fighting climate legislation and denying the effects of climate change.
Exxon’s donations show that the company cares more about its profits than the environment. Demand that this greedy corporation be held accountable for its unethical actions.
Dear Mrs. Lynch,
I am writing to demand further action be taken to investigate ExxonMobil’s efforts to deny climate change through the suppression of evidence. Despite facing over a dozen pending lawsuits and mounting public pressure, this greedy company continues to spend money that fights climate legislation and discredits legitimate climate change research.
Such blatant misdirection is unethical at best and potentially illegal. Exxon is clearly willing to damage the environment if it means more profit, which is unacceptable. Please intensify efforts to investigate this corporation for these shameful actions.
[Your Name Here]
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