Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Another Golden Parachute

Remember Phil Cooney? The guy who was editing government environmental docs while George W. was claiming to care about global warming?

Phil didn't get fired. He left his job to pursue other avenues and spend more time with the fam.


Ex-White House Official
to Join Fuel Co.

By H. JOSEF HEBERT, Associated Press Writer Tue Jun 14, 7:29 PM ET

WASHINGTON - A former White House official and one-time oil industry lobbyist whose editing of government reports on climate change prompted criticism from environmentalists will join Exxon Mobil Corp., the oil company said Tuesday.

The White House announced over the weekend that Philip Cooney, chief of staff of its Council on Environmental Quality, had resigned, calling it a long-planned departure. He had been head of the climate program at the American Petroleum Institute, the trade group for large oil companies.

Cooney will join Exxon Mobile in the fall, company spokesman Russ Roberts told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from its Dallas headquarters. He declined to described Cooney's job.

Cooney could not be reached through the White House for comment. LINK
So much for integrity.

Heavy sigh.


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