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Liam Denning

Exxon’s Lobbyist Video Apology Has Many Problems

The best mea culpas show true remorse or at least limit the damage. This one does neither.

Darren Woods, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corp.

Darren Woods, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corp.

Photographer: Bloomberg/Bloomberg

The first problem with Exxon’s apology is that it had to issue an apology.

In the latest installment of un-Exxon-y things happening to Exxon Mobil Corp. — a series that has really picked up the pace in the past year or so —  saying “sorry” in response to a Greenpeace sting operation is a real twist.