Tillerson: “Why Exxon’s CEO is likely to face a tough Senate confirmation fight”

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Trump Taps Tillerson
by Joseph Klein
December 14, 2016

…Aside from his CEO position at Exxon, Tillerson has served on the board of trustees of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. In a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations in 2007, he said “I believe we must choose the course of greater international engagement.” He opposes protectionist policies and has come out in favor of a carbon tax as “the most efficient means of reflecting the cost of carbon in all economic decisions.” In short, Tillerson is neither an isolationist nor a fossil fuel devotee on climate change policies. Indeed, he may serve as a counterweight to some of President-elect Trump’s own preferences. READ MORE

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