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Syracuse University student criticizes Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s stance on climate change

Dear Editor,

My name is Madison Albert, and I am in the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) at Syracuse University. It was deeply disturbing to hear that the attorney general had discovered that former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson apparently used a fake email name for eight years to discuss climate change and the risks it posed to the company’s business. The company allegedly continued to conceal these emails even after receiving a subpoena from the AG.

The damages caused by climate change are all too real. Many thousands have died, and billions of dollars in property damage have resulted from heat waves, droughts, wildfires, and flooding due to global warming and extreme weather.

I am glad that the attorney general is willing to help hold accountable those who caused this damage.

Madison Albert
Syracuse University, NYPIRG


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