CONGRESSMEMBERS LIEU & LOFGREN LEAD LETTER TO CALIFORNIA AG KAMALA HARRIS IN SUPPORT OF INVESTIGATING EXXONMOBIL

June 9, 2016
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - Today, Representatives Ted W. Lieu (D I Los Angeles) and Zoe Lofgren (D I San Jose) led a California delegation letter to Attorney General Kamala Harris in support of her investigation of ExxonMobil, and in response to House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith’s actions

“Evidence has come to light showing that ExxonMobil knew about climate change decades ago, yet embarked on a massive campaign of deception to confuse the American public and lawmakers about the truth of climate science.  ExxonMobil may have violated securities laws with its actions, and Attorney General Harris has every right to investigate whether ExxonMobil lied about climate change risks.  Chairman Lamar Smith is abusing his power and wrongfully accusing Harris of violating the First Amendment.  We support her investigation.”
- Representative Ted W. Lieu (CA-33)

“Chairman Smith has an unfortunate record of intimidating and harassing scientists whose work does not conform to his notions and partisan goals,” said Lofgren. “That this has now spread to pressuring public officials who seek the truth behind climate science denial may not be a surprise, but is disappointing.”
- Representative Zoe Logren (CA -19)

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