Think Tanks Take Exxon Money Following Sting Video

A new disclosure shows the think tanks and universities that took ExxonMobil money in 2022.

Think Tanks Take Exxon Money Following Sting Video
An entrance to the ExxonMobil Spring campus in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

In April 2021, an ExxonMobil lobbyist was covertly filmed by Greenpeace UK activists as he said that the company had aggressively fought against some climate science and had joined “shadow groups” to work against climate policy efforts. In response to the sting video, the bipartisan Climate Leadership Council suspended Exxon, one of its corporate founding members, from its coalition. However, several other groups that work on climate policy continued taking the oil major’s money, according to a document posted online last month.