In Wake of Exxon CEO’s Lawsuit Against Local Fracking Infrastructure, Offers Tillerson “FrackingFighter” Award to Help Stop Fracking in His Community


In reaction to news out earlier this week that ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson was filing a lawsuit to stop the construction of a water tower in his community used for storing water for fracking, has decided to offer the CEO its #FrackingFighter grant, which provides training, materials, and up to $500 in reimbursements in expenses for materials used to run an anti-fracking campaign in a local community.

At the beginning of the year, Civic Action announced the launch of the #FrackingFighter initiative aimed at supporting 100 grassroots activists who are working to ban fracking in their local communities. MoveOn has awarded a total of $50,000 to the Fracking Fighters, along with materials, training, and strategic support.


“Across the country, in neighborhoods big and small, millions of Americans are coming to the same conclusion as ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson — that fracking is dangerous, and not worth the risk to their property values, or the clean air and water that they cherish in their communities,” explained Victoria Kaplan, lead campaign director for “Seriously! If the CEO of ExxonMobil wants to join the effort to protect our communities from the harms of fracking — MoveOn members will stand with him.”

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