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Power for World Poor More Pressing Than Emissions: Exxon

Supplying electricity to the “billions of people living in abject poverty” is a more important goal than curbing greenhouse-gas emissions, Exxon Mobil Corp. Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson said.

Electricity will do more to improve the quality of life for people who still cook food by burning animal dung than trying to prevent climate change, which will be “manageable,” Tillerson said at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York today.