Of course, they did not put out a press release, nor could they level with the American people once the truth was out (deny, deny), but ExxonMobil was a decisive factor in influencing the Bush administration's approach to the Kyoto Global Warming Treaty. I suspect there were many private meetings and conversations, and I further suspect that language was provided. It's always the language that is important. The Bush administration thrives on obfuscation, prevarication, deflection, interpretation, and flat out lying, and it knew beforehand that it would oppose Kyoto. ExxonMobil is expert at spinning energy issues and making it sound like they work in the best interests of humanity. So it's perfectly natural for Bush to seek guidance and direction from ExxonMobil (no doubt from other oil behemoths, as well). None of this is surprising, of course, but it ought to be just one more nail in the Bush coffin, once the American people wake up.
In its denial, ExxonMobil is asking people to believe that it had no interest in the US rejection of the Kyoto protocols. You gotta give it to 'em, they are pretty brazen liars.
ORIGINALLY FROM OUR FRIEND MARK MILLER AT PUBLIC DOMAIN PROGRESS
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