Rex Tillerson flatly refused to defend Exxon’s record of climate disinformation

He did not take Tim Kaine’s bait in his confirmation hearing.

Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearing has been a fairly staid affair so far. But one relatively intense exchange came when Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine pressed him on ExxonMobil’s history on climate change.

As anyone who has read the blockbuster investigations from Inside Climate News and the LA Times knows, documents show that Exxon’s scientists were aware of the scientific consensus on the threat of climate change way back in...

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