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Shareholders Strongly Support Climate Resolutions at Exxon and Chevron Annual Meetings

Today, 33% of investors at Chevron Corporation’s annual meeting voted in support of a shareholder resolution asking the company to report on how it plans to reduce its full range of greenhouse gas emissions and transition its business model to align with a decarbonizing energy market. Also today, at Exxon’s annual meeting, 25% of investors voted in support of a shareholder resolution asking the company to issue a report assessing the public health risks of expanding petrochemical operations in areas increasingly prone to climate change-induced storms, flooding, and sea level rise.

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Shareholders Press ExxonMobil and DowDuPont on Climate Resiliency Risks; Petrochemical Giants Double Down on Operations in Flood Zones

Shareholder proposals brought by As You Sow will challenge two of the world’s largest oil and chemical producers, ExxonMobil and DowDuPont at annual meetings on May 29 and June 25, respectively, to issue a report assessing the public health risks of expanding their petrochemical operations and investments in areas increasingly prone to climate change-induced storms, flooding, and sea level rise, and the risks such operations pose to public health.

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Exxon and Shell Support Methane Regulations, Gas’ Climate Impact Remains Alarming

At CERAWeek, Shell broke its tradition of avoiding government criticism to call on the Trump administration to tighten methane restrictions from oil and gas operations. Exxon also doubled down on its position that federal methane regulation has an important role to play in leveling the playing field and reducing environmental risks.

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SEC Rules Anadarko Must Include Shareholder Proposal Requesting Disclosure on Company’s Alignment with Paris Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ruled Monday that Anadarko Petroleum Corporation cannot exclude a shareholder proposal filed by As You Sow. The proposal asks the company to issue a report describing if, and how, it plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to align with the Paris Agreement’s goal of avoiding catastrophic climate change.

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