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Exxon Quits Koch-Backed Business Group After Climate Change Row

Kevin Crowley, Ari Natter
Exxon Quits Koch-Backed Business Group After Climate Change Row

Exxon Mobil Corp. quit the American Legislative Exchange Council, a lobbying group bankrolled by fossil fuel companies, following a disagreement over climate-change policy. The oil giant won’t be renewing its membership after it expired in June, spokesman Scott Silvestri said by phone. Exxon had a public spat with ALEC in December when some members backed by climate skeptics such as the Heartland Institute moved to convince the federal government to drop its claim that climate change is a risk to human health.