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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Environmentalists clash with Washington Nationals over Oil Co. ads

(NY Times): "When the Washington Nationals’ season opened in March, the team unveiled a stadium any environmentalist could love —

Now, the team is the focus of protests from environmentalists who say their issue is not with the stadium, but with the Nationals’ advertising relationship with the oil giant ExxonMobil.

  • The company’s logo appears prominently on the left-field wall and is frequently featured on the stadium’s scoreboard.

Despite the stadium’s recognition for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design by the U.S. Green Building Council, ExxonMobil’s involvement has erased any good will, say the leaders of Strike Out Exxon, a combination of environmental, civic and religious groups.

  • The groups want the Nationals to end their advertising arrangement with the company."...

From NY Times by Bernie Becker, 7/27/08

  • P.S. Some recognition of MLB man-made global warming/climate change window dressing. (sm)

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