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To: Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan
Investigate ExxonMobil Acquisition and Stop Big Oil From Getting Bigger!
Last month, ExxonMobil announced plans to merge with Pioneer Natural Resources, which would make it the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the Permian Basin. The acquisition is also predicted to spark similar buyouts as gas and oil companies work to compete. What does that mean? It means Big Oil is about to get even bigger and more powerful, putting profits over mounting demands from the general public and scientists about climate change.
We must act now! Tell Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan to investigate and stop Big Oil's dangerous expansion.
Why is this important?
A majority of the people in the United States are concerned about climate change as a “major threat” to our country. The U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reported that about 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions are from burning fossil fuels—yet Big Oil continues to prioritize profits over our planet's future. ExxonMobil spreads disinformation and denies climate change to cover up Big Oil’s complicity. A former Exxon chief executive even said, “I’m not convinced that the earth is warming at all.”
Allowing Big Oil to get even bigger is a threat to our climate, democracy, and future. Our government has a responsibility to rein in mergers and acquisitions like this to prevent monopolies and prioritize people. We must prevent this dangerous takeover and protect our interests.
Let Big Oil know that we are watching. Launch an investigation ASAP!