Amidst hottest month in history, House Science Committee ignores request for open debate on Exxon’s climate denial
Last Friday, the counsel of 350.org and Greenpeace USA sent a letter to Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX), Chairman of the House Science Committee, after he rejected the groups’ request to include Minority members in conversations around his overreaching subpoena concerning Exxon’s decades-long climate change deception campaign. Decades ago, Exxon’s own scientists warned the company’s executives about the dangers of fossil fuel use on our climate and our communities. Instead of heeding these warnings, Exxon’s executives poured the company’s resources into sowing doubt and orchestrating a campaign to mislead the public on the fossil fuel industry’s role contributing to climate change. ….