Tillerson Used Email Alias As Exxon CEO

15 March, 2017, 00:52 | Author: Celia Hoffman

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hid behind an email alias to discuss climate change issues while serving as the chief executive and chairman of Exxon Mobil, according to New York's attorney general. Tillerson, or "Wayne Tracker", used a fake name to discuss, among other things, information regarding climate change. The alias email address was under the pseudonym "Wayne Tracker" and was used from at least 2008 through 2015.

New Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt is also mired in an email controversy.

Justice Barry Ostrager in NY state court in Manhattan, who has been overseeing the case, must decide whether to schedule a hearing on the matter.

The alias address was created, Jeffers explained, to make priority communications more efficient, since Tillerson's main email address received thousands of emails from both internal and external sources, including spam campaigns from activists.

"Despite the company's incidental production of approximately 60 documents bearing the "Wayne Tracker" email address, neither Exxon nor its counsel have ever disclosed that this separate email account was a vehicle for Mr. Tillerson's relevant communications at Exxon", Senior Enforcement Counsel John Oleske wrote in the letter. "The very fact the attorney general's office has these emails is because they were produced in response to the subpoena".

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Exxon first learned of the OAG's concerns about the alias email address through the Monday letter to the U.S. Supreme Court justice, he added, which violates a "meet and confer" order from the courts.

And, of course, comparison's to former Democratic New York Rep. Some of the emails included information regarding climate change.

Exxon plans to respond to Schneiderman in a court filing within the next several days, Jeffers said.

Online, it didn't take long for "Wayne Tracker" to be meme'd to life, with a parody Twitter account that points to ExxonKnew.org-a website alleging the Texas oil giant paid anti-climate change think tanks to misdirect public opinion on the threat of global warming so that it could persist with its business activities.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been leading an investigation of Exxon Mobil, centered on whether the company misled investors by publicly arguing against the reality of climate change even though its executives knew the science was accurate.

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