On paper Shell appears to be one of the most progressive gasoline corporations but in actuality, their actions do some serious contradicting. They recently joined many businesses urging European leaders to target a 40 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. After that, they signed the Trillion Tonne Communique which urges governments globally to drastically cut their carbon emissions in an effort to slow global warming.
However, they haven’t cut ties with the group ALEC, which is a political organization that notoriously has denounced climate change and has been a naysayer in implementing any new initiatives to decrease carbon emission worldwide.
Under these circumstances, Shell comes off as phony and dishonest. I think it’s in their best interest to opt out of ALEC as soon as possible as their credibility is now being questioned by the masses. If you’re going to talk to talk, you better walk the walk.