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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

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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