Description: Petition seeking suspension or debarment of Exxon Mobil Corporation and its subsidiaries from contracting with the federal government due to allegedly deceptive conduct, particularly alleged misrepresentations regarding climate change.
Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc., Petition for Exxon Suspension or Disbarment
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 12/14/2016 Petition Download Petition submitted. Waterkeeper Asked EPA to Suspend or Debar Exxon, Citing “Willful Misrepresentation” Regarding Climate Change. Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc. (Waterkeeper) submitted a petition to EPA for suspension or debarment of ExxonMobil Corporation and related entities (Exxon) as contractors doing business with the United States. The petition cited and set forth a summary of a “pervasive pattern of deceptive and damaging conduct related to environmental issues generally and climate change issues in particular,” including “willful misrepresentation of climate facts … and harassment of climate scientists.” Waterkeeper also asserted that Exxon had a decades-long history of violating environmental, health, and safety regulatory requirements. Waterkeeper argued that suspension or debarment was warranted based on Exxon’s “pattern of behavior reflecting a lack of business integrity and honesty.”