Corporate Crime & Misbehavior

Imagine if Exxon had told the truth on climate change – Bill McKibben in The Guardian

Imagine if Exxon had told the truth on climate change October 28, 2015  Bill McKibben With the oil giant vouching for the science of climate change 25 years ago, there is no way we would have wasted decades in fruitless argument Like all proper scandals, the #Exxonknew revelations have begun to spin off new dramas…

Criminal Prosecutions of Corporations Way Down Despite Tough Talk from Justice Department

Syracuse University research shows that despite considerable rhetoric to the contrary from the Obama Administration’s Justice Department and elsewhere, criminal prosecutions or corporations have declined by nearly a third in the last decade. Their research conclusion: The officially stated goals of most organizations in the United States are ambitious and high minded. So two central…

ExxonMobil’s Early Knowledge of Climate Risks Could Cost Them

From the award-winning Inside Climate News and their excellent Exxon: The Road Not Taken series. ExxonMobil Faces Heightened Risk of Climate Litigation, Its Critics Say Advocates explore holding the company accountable after new evidence shows it’s long understood that global warming threatened its business and the planet. By Bob Simison, InsideClimate News Sep 30, 2015…

Critics Rip GM Deferred Prosecution Agreement in Engine Switch Case – Corporate Crime Reporter

From the Corporate Crime Reporter, published by Russell Mokhiber: Critics Rip GM Deferred Prosecution Agreement in Engine Switch Case September 17th, 2015 @ 10:53 am General Motors will pay $900 million, enter into a deferred prosecution agreement and accept a monitor for three years as part of a settlement of allegations that it failed to…

Exxon Believed Deep Dive Into Climate Research Would Protect Its Business – Inside Climate News

Part 2 of the Exxon: The Road Not Taken Series, from Inside Climate News Exxon Believed Deep Dive Into Climate Research Would Protect Its Business Outfitting its biggest supertanker to measure the ocean’s absorption of carbon dioxide was a crown jewel in Exxon’s research program. Neela Banerjee, Lisa Song, David Hasemyer Sep 17, 2015 Researchers…

Exxon’s Own Research Confirmed Climate Change Caused by Burning Fossil Fuels in 1977 – Inside Climate News & Frontline Report

Part 1 of the Exxon: The Road Not Taken report from Inside Climate News and Frontline: Exxon’s Own Research Confirmed Fossil Fuels’ Role in Global Warming Decades Ago Top executives were warned of possible catastrophe from greenhouse effect, then led efforts to block solutions. By Neela Banerjee, Lisa Song and David Hasemyer Sep 16, 2015…