This is one of a series of potential tactics against fossil fuel companies, meant to limit their ability to supply fossil fuels.
This campaign is presented in draft form. It would be helpful to know what you think, what you find interesting, and potential issues. If you have expertise in underwriting, oil or gas drilling, recruiting, or other mentioned fields, and would like to contribute your knowledge, please contact me. Industry insiders and insights make these posts possible.
The Phillip-Morris tobacco company was laid low by class-action lawsuits, after internal documents revealed that it schemed to make teenagers addicted to nicotine.
These lawsuits were made possible by the release of classified documents, proving misdeeds by the company. In big tobacco’s case, activists leveraged leaked documents to shrink the industry to a fraction of its former size. If only there were more leaks…
In my programming career, I’m messaged by recruiters almost weekly, I receive emails about new tools and services hourly, and I’m advertised to constantly. Despite my past access to politically and legally sensitive information, I’ve never been asked to leak any of it. (Nor have I leaked any.)
It appears that there are two main ways to leak today:
I’d like to supplement the second way. By reaching out to employees of fossil fuel companies, it should be possible to solicit leaks.
More fossil fuel leaks can lead to more lawsuits, damaging the companies involved, making them pay for the damagethey’ve already done, and shrinking the supply of fossil fuels that are available to burn, thus benefiting future generations.
Potential leakers working at fossil fuel companies may not like their employer. They may not like their co-workers, or their boss. They may detest the industry, but work in it because they need to provide for their family. Soliciting and facilitating leaks from them can help them affect change.
Here’s a sample to-do list to solicit leaked documents:
The legality of this sort of campaign would likely depend on the local laws.
This is one of a series of potential tactics to use against fossil fuel companies, meant to limit their ability to supply fossil fuels.