Rex Tillerson used an alias e-mail at Exxon Mobil
- Author: Wendy Palmer Mar 15, 2017,
Mar 15, 2017, 0:55
According to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Tillerson used an alias email address and a fake name for at least 7 years while serving as CEO at Exxon.
Schneiderman says Exxon failed to disclose that Tilleson used an account named "Wayne Tracker" to send and receive emails about issues including risk management related to climate change.
According to the news site, Tillerson, or should I say Tracker, Wayne Tracker, now has significant pull over matters related to climate change as the US secretary of state.
Tillerson, whose middle name is Wayne, employed the account from at least 2008 through 2015, though Exxon says all relevant emails were turned over to the attorney general a year ago, without deception.
Attorney General Schneiderman has subpoenaed Exxon for internal documents and communications that might show the thought process behind these decisions, and he is now tussling with the company over the documents they've handed over-and the ones they may not have. Jamie Henn, speaking on behalf of environmental group 350.org posed the question, "if they had nothing to hide, then why the secret email account?" In addition to climate change, the alias account was also used to discuss other "important matters" that weren't specified in the letter. "ExxonMobil has been responsive to the attorney general's subpoena and has provided more than 2.5 million pages of documents".
And, of course, comparison's to former Democratic New York Rep.
Exxon plans to respond to Schneiderman in a court filing within the next several days, Jeffers said.
"The New York Attorney General's Office expressed its concern in a sensationalist way created to prejudice public and to garner press attention", he told National Observer.
The letter asks the judge to order Exxon to explain whether documents from that account, and 34 other additional email addresses assigned to Exxon executives, had been saved.
The company also said it "believes the risk of climate change is clear and warrants action".
Schneiderman's investigation into Exxon Mobil was borne of an unprecedented settlement in November 2015 with Peabody Coal, the world's largest private sector coal company.
This letter was submitted to a NY state judge, who is overseeing the matter, to conclude if Schneiderman's company Exxon misled its shareholders and public in general about climate change. Shortly afterwards, based on the same legal theory, the OAG launched its investigation into Exxon.