ICYMI: CONGRESSMAN LIEU PENS OP-ED ON WHY “CONGRESS SHOULD ASK WHAT EXXON KNEW ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE”

September 14, 2016
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ICYMI: CONGRESSMAN LIEU PENS OP-ED ON WHY  “CONGRESS SHOULD ASK WHAT EXXON KNEW ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE”

Online today at The Sacramento Bee, Mr. Lieu explains why Congress has an obligation to look out for Americans who are facing the toll of climate change. 



“ExxonMobil, which became and remains one of the biggest companies in the world by burning fossil fuels, knew for decades that its product was causing climate change. Exxon’s own scientists warned their bosses that the consequences would be “catastrophic.”

“I didn’t expect the House Science Committee to join the #ExxonKnew investigation on behalf of ExxonMobil. House Committees are public trusts, not arms of industry.”

“Congress should not be defending Exxon, which has already spent decades and tens of millions of dollars deceiving the public about the realities of climate change. America deserves a Congress that is looking out for Americans first.”
 

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THE FULL TEXT OF THE SACRAMENTO BEE PIECE CAN BE FOUND HERE.

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