Skip to content
Grist home
All gifts matched

Articles by Reporter Emily Pontecorvo

Emily Pontecorvo is a reporter at Grist

Emily Pontecorvo Headshot /

Featured Article

Exxon and Chevron held their annual meetings for shareholders on Wednesday, where the companies were once again confronted by strong support for resolutions asking them to do more on climate change. This year, climate-related proposals at the two oil majors centered around three main issues: methane emissions, climate risks, and emissions targets.

There was no major reckoning compared to last year’s upheaval at Exxon, when shareholders ousted three board members due to concerns the company was not doing enough to prepare for the inevitable decline of fossil fuel demand. But there were two proposals that received majority support.

At Chevron, 98 percent of shareholders voted in favor of a resolution calling on the company to re-evaluate its methane emissions numbers. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas that is leaked or vented into the atmosphere throughout the U.S. oil and gas system. Cutting methane emissions is one of the fastest ways to slow climate change, and Chevron has already committed to reduce its methane emissions by 50 percent below a 2016 baseline. But that baseline is based on models developed by the Environmental Protection Agency that have b... Read more

All Articles