Tillerson’s Pseudonym Doesn't Bother Me; Schneiderman Should Look Elsewhere

Tillerson’s Pseudonym Doesn't Bother Me; Schneiderman Should Look Elsewhere

There is plenty do be concerned about vis-a-vis Trump and his clan and their climate change denying position.

Rex Tillerson, unlike Bannon, Kellyanne and even Trump himself, is not a climate change denier. As Exxon’s CEO, he was the first major oil company CEO to recognize the threat of climate change in 2006 and to address his company’s role. Exxon was also playing an active role around that time researching technologies that Exxon could employ at the production level to lessen the company’s own climate impact – including cleansing production with algae.

Tillerson clearly tried to step out of the CEO’s roll to research climate change. He obviously created the Wayne Tracker pseudonym in order to obtain research and information that might not have been given to the CEO. This is something Tillerson should be commended for rather than something he should be vilified for. Under any circumstance, it is beyond me how such action on the part of a CEO seeking to understand a key issue better can rise to the level of being legally actionable.

NY State’s Attorney General has endless targets were his goal to expose Trump’s illegal activities and ultimately cause his removal from office. Wayne Tracker isn’t one of them.

Ari Socolow
Ari Socolow: Ari Socolow is the Chief Economist and Editor-in-Chief at BestCashCow. He is particularly interested in issues relating to bank transparency and the climate crisis. Since co-founding BestCashCow in 2005, Ari has been frequently cited in the media as an expert on local and national savings accounts, CD products, mortgage and loan products and credit card rewards products.

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