Why the Rockefellers, Who Made Their Money in Oil, Are Fighting the Fossil Fuel Industry

The feud between some of the Rockefellers and ExxonMobil has intensified.

As Rex Tillerson, former CEO of ExxonMobil, underwent the confirmation process to become the next U.S. Secretary of State, a telling detail to the story involves one of the country’s most famous families. Some of the Rockefellers have been involved in a public battle with ExxonMobil concerning the oil and gas giant’s record on climate change. A major note of historical irony here is that their ancestor, the legendary industrialist John D. Rockefeller, founded Standard Oil which eventually turned into ExxonMobil.

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Google to Purchase 100% Alternative Energy Sources in 2017

Pedal faster, we need the juice! The tech giant is about to become the world's greenest company. Here's how. 

If she pedals fast enough maybe Google can harness it... (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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