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How Powerful Is Big Oil?

President-elect Donald Trump sparked controversy by appointing the CEO of ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson, as his Secretary of State. Many fear that including the oil industry in his emerging administration could affect US foreign policy and undo years of environmental policy gains.

But the fossil fuel industry is one of the most powerful global industries and is already deeply embedded in U.S. politics.

So, just how powerful is Big Oil? Watch today’s Seeker Daily video to find out.

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The Washington Post: Trump picks ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state

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3 Comments on "How Powerful Is Big Oil?"

  1. Sissyfuss on Sat, 7th Jan 2017 6:30 pm 

    “And undo years of environmental tokenism and lip service.” There, that looks better now, doesn’t it?

  2. Dredd on Sun, 8th Jan 2017 4:46 am 

    President-elect Donald Trump sparked controversy by appointing the CEO of ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson, as his Secretary of State.” – Seeker

    Oil-Qaeda has been running state “forever” according to one of Oil-Qaeda’s founders:

    John D. Rockefeller, in his 1909 Random Reminiscences of Men and Events, recalled, ‘One of our greatest helpers has been the State Department. Our ambassadors and ministers and consuls have aided to push our way into new markets in the utmost corners of the world.‘ But he left out a key explanation for the government’s interest. Standard Oil was the biggest U.S. company, putting a hundred ships to sea, buying and selling oil in Latin America, Germany, and the Far East. It also operated a global intelligence system. “By 1885,” according to one historian, ‘seventy percent of the Standard’s business was overseas and it had its own network of agents through the world, and its own espionage service, to forestall the initiatives of rival companies or governments.’” – (The Private Empire’s Social Media Hit Squads).

    Many fear that including the oil industry in his emerging administration could affect US foreign policy and undo years of environmental policy gains.” – Seeker

    The use of the phrase “environmental policy gains” shows the impact of a trance (Choose Your Trances Carefully).

    Those who “fear” are afraid of what has already happened, and are ignorant of the facts of history.

    One historical fact being focused on here is that Oil-Qaeda has always controlled the government and people through money and propaganda. (The Authoritarianism of Climate Change).

    That they have come out of the closet just shows that they know nothing can be done about it now.

    The coup is complete.

  3. Kenz300 on Sun, 8th Jan 2017 12:04 pm 

    The fossil fuel industry is very powerful and are willing to cook the planet to maintain that power.

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