If ExxonMobil collapses by the end of the day into bankruptcy, with company executives begging for forgiveness for their polluting ways, all the credit should go to a giant inflatable duck.
The duck is being displayed across the street from ExxonMobil's downtown headquarters, and if it doesn't bring results, we don't know what will.
The animal is symbolic of the "favorite bath toy often made with polyvinyl chloride, which contains toxic chemicals," says the announcement by the umbrella group doing the inflating.
"ExxonMobil should stop its toxic toying around with our children's health," said Mike Schade from the Center for Health, Environment, & Justice (CHEJ). "Rather than lobbying government officials to protect their corporate profits at the expense of children's health, ExxonMobil should invest in safer chemicals that are healthier for children, workers and communities."
Video of the duck:
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