Two days after Donald Trump won the White House, Exxon Mobil vice president Suzanne McCarron made clear the oil giant’s position on climate change.
In a tweet Thursday morning, she wrote, “The Paris agreement is an important step forward by governments in addressing the serious risks of #ClimateChange .”
Trump made waves on the campaign trail vowing to “cancel” U.S. involvement in the pact, which was agreed to by close to 200 world leaders in Paris almost 12 months ago.
Since Trump’s unexpected victory in Tuesday’s election, Republicans have been cheering a quick end for President Obama’s efforts to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
But it doesn’t look like Exxon, a steady GOP donor, is on board.
McCarron, Exxon’s vice president of public and government affairs, linked to a statement that appeared to be written last week when the company commended officials for the “entering into force” of the climate deal.
“The Paris agreement and the initial Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) pledged by its signatories reflect the dual challenge of minimizing greenhouse gas emissions while ensuring the world has adequate access to affordable and reliable supplies of energy,” the statement read.
Investors have increasingly speculated that oil companies could face a dire financial future as world governments work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Major oil companies like Exxon and BP are now advocating for countries to clear up the uncertainty and put carbon regulations in place.
Under the Paris agreement, countries would dramatically ween themselves off fossil fuels over the remainder of the century towards limiting a rise in global temperatures to no more than 2 degrees Celsius.