Shareholders voted today NOT to implement a plan to reduce emissions from refineries at the Irving-based energy behemoth. Not too surprising, that. But in the Bloomberg story is a delicious paragraph:
About 35 environmental activists gathered across the street from the meeting at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, holding a banner that said, “Protect the people, protect the planet.” Exxon Mobil discontinued the practice of distributing donuts to protesters after the 2005 annual meeting. The protest ended after 45 minutes when a thunderstorm erupted.
Okay, first of all, I had no idea ExxonMobil used to hand out donuts to protesters. That makes me want to protest. Secondly, the environmentalist protesters were sent home … by the environment. That’s, like, ironic, or something.