Yesterday, representatives of ExxonMobil refused to attend a European Parliamentary hearing on the company's role in funding climate change denial. The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament have sent a letter to President Tajani and to Secretary General Klaus Welle, formally requesting that the lobby access badges of ExxonMobil employees be removed as the company's refusal to appear before a hearing puts them in breach of the Parliament's rules of procedure.
Greens/EFA group MEP Molly Scott Cato, who attended yesterday’s hearing and signed the letter comments:
“The only seats around the table that should be offered to representatives of ExxonMobil are the ones at the hearing which will examine this corporation’s climate wrecking activities. This is the company that has denied the science, despite knowing the damage their oil exploitation was causing; who has funded campaigns to block action on climate and now refuse to face up to their environmental crimes by attending yesterday's hearing.
“We cannot allow the lobbyists from such corporations free access to the corridors of the European Parliament. We must remove their badges immediately."
ExxonMobil’s lobbyists should be removed from European Parliament: https://www.greens-efa.eu/en/article/exxonmobils-lobbyists-should-be-removed-from-european-parliament/