Lawmakers Now Demand Gov’t Investigate Shell For Ignoring Global Warming
February 20, 2016
By CHRIS WHITE
The Daily Caller
A California congressman and two other representatives demanded Wednesday the government investigate Royal Dutch Shell for deceiving the public about the alleged dangers associated with man-made global warming.
Deocratic congressman California Rep. Ted Lieu, along side Vermont Rep. Peter Welch and Pennsylvania Rep. Matt Cartwright, sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch urging the country's top attorney open an investigation of Shell's history regarding climate change.
The three congressmen argued there might be “a conspiracy between Shell, ExxonMobil and potentially other companies in the fossil fuel industry.” They also noted in the letter a belief that the Netherlands-based oil company funded climate change deniers.
“The Department of Justice (DOJ) successfully prosecuted tobacco companies for colluding within their industry to deliberately mislead the public,” the letter reads. “We ask that the DOJ similarly investigate Shell for participating with ExxonMobil’s sustained deception on climate science.”