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Tillerson leads Exxon's shifting stance on climate change

But environmental activists are sceptical as company has done little or nothing to help put carbon taxes into effect

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The secretary of state nominee's acceptance of the reality of climate change and his ostensible support for a carbon tax and the Paris climate agreement have weighed in his favour.

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IN January 2009, Rex Tillerson, the chief executive of Exxon Mobil, gave a speech in Washington that might have seemed impossible even a few years before. He announced that his company supported a carbon tax to help fight climate change.

Carbon taxes are a fee on fuel use

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