Exxon Knew

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Bold Iowa is part of the #ExxonKnew campaign, working with a growing network of groups across America to expose Exxon for lying to the public about climate change. In March, 2016, Bold Iowa launched a petition drive calling on Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller to investigate whether Exxon lied to the public for decades about the dire warnings on climate change the company was receiving from its own in-house scientists.

  • In March and April, 2016, Ed Fallon had three separate meetings with key leadership in A.G. Miller’s office.

  • On March 30, 2016, Bold issued a press release announcing its campaign to encourage Attorney General Tom Miller to launch an investigation into Exxon.

  • In April and May, 2016, Bold Iowa’s #ExxonKnew petition drive garnered over 1,000 signatures.

  • Between May 17-24, Ed’s op ed on Exxon was published in The Des Moines Register and three other regional dailies.

  • On May 25, Bold worked with Iowa 350 to coordinate a petition delivery to Tom Miller’s office and met with his staff. See WHO TV 13 story and Bold’s video.

  • During June and July, 2016, Ed continues meeting with key Iowa political leaders to build further support for the campaign to encourage A.G. Miller to investigate Exxon.

In Bold’s campaign to expose Exxon and encourage Iowa’s Attorney General to investigate,we work with Iowa 350, 350.org, 100 Grannies for a Livable Future, and the national #ExxonKnew campaign.


1. Sign the petition to hold Exxon accountable!

2. Invite Bold Iowa to come present the case against Exxon at your church, meeting place, or a private house party.

3. Study up on the issue. Check out the initial InsideClimateNews investigative report that launched the campaign to hold Exxon accountable.