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Stop Esso campaign

Summary
The Stop Esso campaign was a campaign by Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and People and Planet aimed at boycotting the oil company ExxonMobil (which owns and operates the brand Esso), on the grounds that it is damaging the environment. The campaign alleges that Esso / ExxonMobil is:
  • not investing in renewable energy sources
  • denying the existence of global warming
  • funding the creation of junk science which denies climate change, delaying urgently needed climate change action
  • undermining the Kyoto Protocol.
Stop Esso (France) website injunction Greenpeace was sued in France by Esso, who alleged that the company's reputation was damaged by the campaign's use of a parody Esso logo featuring dollar signs in place of the letters "ss". Esso claimed that the $$ resemble the SS of the Nazi paramilitary organization. A French court ruled in favour of Esso, granting them an injunction against the French website. The campaign then moved their French web site to the United St
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