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Report: RFK Jr. Urged 'Corporate Death Penalty' On Exxon

Report: RFK Jr. Urged 'Corporate Death Penalty' On Exxon
Eric Schneiderman

Monday, 18 June 2018 10:52 AM

Environmental activist Robert Kennedy Jr. reportedly fired off a memo to then-New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, urging him to ban ExxonMobil from doing business in the Empire State for allegedly misleading the public about climate change.

In the January 2016 memo, obtained by The New York Post, Kennedy asked the Empire State’s top prosecutor to slap a "corporate death penalty" on Exxon.

The request was sent just weeks after Schneiderman launched a probe into whether Exxon misled investors about the effects climate change have on the company’s business interests, The Post reported.

"Exxon Mobil’s subterfuge amounts to a crime against humanity," noted the document, wrote Kennedy, the son of Sen. Robert Kennedy. "By delaying government action for a quarter century, Exxon Mobil has caused massive and predictable environmental damage in New York State."

The memo compares Schneiderman’s campaign against Exxon to the government’s long fight against Big Tobacco.

In May, Schneiderman announced he was resigning in the wake of an explosive report that four women accused him of physical abuse.


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Environmental activist Robert Kennedy Jr. reportedly fired off a memo to then-New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, urging him to ban ExxonMobil from doing business in the Empire State for allegedly misleading the public about climate change.
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