by Chris White
The Daily Caller
A former member of President Donald Trump’s transition team is angling to block “nuisance” Exxon Mobil shareholders from forcing the company into adopting climate resolutions.
Steve Milloy, a climate skeptic and Exxon shareholder, told reporters earlier this month that he intends to ask the government to scrap petitions entirely. He hopes the effort will prevent activist shareholders from pushing the oil company into accepting resolutions on global warming.
The lawyer-statistician said he wants the oil producer to end support for a national carbon tax, rebuke the Paris agreement on climate change, and discontinue funding climate research. Milloy submitted his resolution through a mutual fund he ran called the Free Enterprise Action Fund. The resolution requests Exxon change its bylaws blocking stockholders from filing resolutions.