Exxon CEO Comes Out AGAINST Fracking
No, not fracking per se. Just one specific fracking operation that might jeopardize the value of his $5 million property. Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil, has joined a lawsuit to block the construction of a 160-foot water tower that would be part of a nearby fracking operation. Fracking would lead to too much noise and too much traffic, which might put a damper on Rex Tillerson's ability to fully enjoy his $5 million home.
Now before we descend into an orgy of hatred and name-calling, we should feel a moment of pity for Rex Tillerson. He's obviously suffering from a severe case of schizophrenia. Introducing — Rex Tillerson vs. Rex Tillerson:
The lawsuit, in which Rex Tillerson is one of the plaintiffs, states that the proposed water tower “will sell water to oil and gas explorers for fracing [sic] shale formations leading to traffic with heavy trucks on FM 407, creating a noise nuisance and traffic hazards.”
Meanwhile, Rex Tillerson's other personality has lashed out at environmentalists' attempts to regulate fracking:
“This type of dysfunctional regulation is holding back the American economic recovery, growth, and global competitiveness. Natural gas production is an old technology just being applied, integrated with some new technologies. So the risks are very manageable.”
OK, we've heard our dueling outbursts from Twenty-first Century Schizoid Man.
And that takes care of the pity party. Let the name-calling begin.