WASHINGTON – In response to President-elect Trump’s pick of Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, Greenpeace USA Spokesperson Cassady Craighill said:
“Just when we thought Trump’s cabinet could not get farther away from the needs of the American people, he sneaks in a Saturday appointment of Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. In this position, Tillerson will try his hardest to silence global initiatives and the right of state attorney generals to hold fossil fuel companies legally accountable for climate change. We will not silenced, and we will not allow this cabinet of billionaires to steamroll the people.
If the U.S. Senate has any interest is protecting science, public dissent and the future of the humane race, they should not confirm Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. If climate change denial is going to the default position of the Trump White House, then relentless resistance will be the default position of the American people.”