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The Rockefellers’ Costly Penance

A pump jack operates in the Permian Basin oil and natural gas production area near Midland, Texas, August 23, 2018 (Nick Oxford/Reuters)

For years now, the descendants of John D. Rockefeller — at least those in control of its philanthropically powerful Rockefeller Family Fund — have waged war on the industry on which their wealth was built.

A fascinating 2018 New York Magazine piece provided a look into this campaign: One zeroed in on the Rockefellers’ efforts to expose ExxonMobil’s ostensible knowledge of and lies about climate change.

Peter Case, a great-great-grandson of the oil tycoon and a vice president on the board of the Rockefeller Family Fund, gave some insight into his clan’s environmental crusade in that article, explaining that “there’s something about

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