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NRDC: Tillerson Nomination Hands U.S. Global Policy to Big Oil


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NRDC: Tillerson Nomination Hands U.S. Global Policy to Big Oil

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump announced today ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his pick to become Secretary of State. Natural Resources Defense Council President Rhea Suh made the following statement.

"Handing over U.S. global policy to Big Oil is an epic mistake. This industry has been near the center of more conflict than any other in modern time; tapping its chief oilman as the nation’s top diplomat sends the wrong message at home and abroad.

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