Grassroots lobbying communications
Exxchange is ExxonMobil’s online, grassroots community made up of energy supporters from around the country who are interested in the industry, and are willing to engage with their respective lawmakers on public policy issues.
In 2021, Exxchange members supported policies that would have a positive impact on ExxonMobil’s business operations or voiced their opposition to proposals adverse to the company, its employees, or the communities where we operate. This advocacy is consistently aligned with the company’s public policy positions on all issues.
Grassroots lobbying efforts were evenly balanced between federal and state-level issues, with communications that addressed federal leasing, corporate taxes, plastic taxes, changes to a labor law in Illinois, a local effort aimed at growing support for a trucking permit for the Santa Ynez Unit in Santa Barbara, California, as well as general communications aimed at increasing voter turnout in elections.
In total, $1,145,310.47 was spent on these grassroots lobbying communications via Exxchange in 2021.
In addition, Exxchange also provided broad information and education on a range of public policy issues. While no advocacy action was proposed or taken in the interests of transparency, we provide below a list of all topics that were communicated with Exxchange members:
- Carbon capture and storage
- Technology and climate change
- Economic impact of energy
- Reducing methane emissions
- Manufacturing in the United States
- Oil and gas production
- Essential infrastructure
- Eminent domain