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Posted: 2/26/2007 8:09:08 AM EST
Just got this E-mail:

Hi Matthew,

What would you do with nearly 40 billion dollars in profit?

Well, if you were ExxonMobil, you'd continue opposing solutions to global warming and funding junk science, despite the fact that climate change could lead to the extinction of thousands of irreplaceable wildlife species. You'd keep trying to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge despite its importance to America’s vanishing polar bears and other wildlife. And you’d be one of the only major oil giants still refusing to invest a dime into clean, renewable energy sources.

That’s what ExxonMobil is doing with its second consecutive year of record-breaking profits, and we need your help to stop them.

Wildlife supporters from across the country have banded together to successfully defeat ExxonMobil's attempts to industrialize the Arctic Refuge. But we must do even more to push the company to start being a part of the solution to global warming and other threats to wildlife.

Sign this petition to tell ExxonMobil’s CEO Rex Tillerson that you're boycotting the company until it stops double-crossing America on global warming and the Arctic Refuge.

Have you ever participated in this type of protest before? When you see an Exxon or Mobil gas station, drive right by and know that you are one of hundreds of thousands of people refusing to support ExxonMobil’s bad policies on global warming and the Arctic Refuge. And sign this petition to Exxon’s CEO so he knows why ExxonMobil’s clout is waning.

Some reasons to join the boycott today:
According to ExxonMobil, the U.S. should stop trying to become energy independent. Hoping to end foreign oil imports is not only a bad idea, but also impossible. (1)
A week after being fired for erroneously editing White House reports on global warming to reflect the oil industry's position, Philip Cooney was hired by ExxonMobil. (2)
ExxonMobil is the only oil giant remaining in Arctic Power, the single-issue lobby group dedicated to opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.
ExxonMobil alone is responsible for about 5% of the world's carbon dioxide emissions. (3)
Exxon's undue influence on the Bush administration was demonstrated when its request to remove an esteemed atmospheric scientist from high office was granted.(4)
ExxonMobil has spent $16 million since 1998 to bankroll over 40 organizations that seek to undermine the science on global warming. (5)
If just 25,000 Care2 members pledge to boycott Exxon, we could have a huge impact. At current astronomical gasoline prices, our boycott would mean at least $1.25 million in lost income each week - $65 million a year. That should get their attention!

Since money is the only language ExxonMobil understands, it's time for all Americans to talk to them in that language. Join the national boycott of ExxonMobil - sign our petition to let ExxonMobil know that you will not purchase their gasoline or products or work for the company until they change their polluting ways!

Thank you for helping us to push Exxon to start respecting the planet and its wildlife and use its resources to create a clean and sustainable energy future,

Thank you for helping to protect our wildlife,

Hilary Stamper,
Care2 and ThePetitionSite team

P.S. This boycott is part of a national boycott sponsored by the ExxposeExxon Campaign, a collaboration of Defenders of Wildlife and some of the largest environmental and public advocacy organizations in the nation. For more information, please visit www.exxposeexxon.org

P.P.S. In case you need another reason to boycott ExxonMobil: using existing technology to ensure our automobiles get no less than 40 miles per gallon would save four times more oil than will be produced by drilling in the Arctic Refuge - yet ExxonMobil spends millions every year for access to drill there while still refusing to invest a penny in alternative energy. Join the boycott today!


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