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Undercover activist captures Exxon lobbyist on video admitting obstruction of Biden's climate plan

Video recording shows ExxonMobil lobbyist admitting the company's methods to derail climate action despite the oil company's official line of supporting climate change mitigation.

Photo: SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS / X90023

US oil supermajor ExxonMobil finds itself in a major storm after one of the company's lobbyists was captured on video revealing methods used to obstruct US President Joe Biden's climate policy.

Lobbyist Keith McCoy tells of the oil giant's shady methods in a video recording gathered in an investigation by Greenpeace UK. Activists posed as headhunters scouting for a lobbyist for a new top role, thus luring the Exxon lobbyist to partake in a Zoom video, in which he disclosed the group's hidden agenda to obstruct and water down climate action.

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