REPS LIEU, DESAULNIER REQUEST INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGATIONS OF EXXONMOBIL DECEPTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

October 16, 2015
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D|CA-33), along with Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (D|CA-11), has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch regarding allegations that Exxon/ExxonMobil intentionally hid the truth about the role of fossil fuels in influencing climate change. In their letter, Congressman Lieu and Congressman DeSaulnier request an investigation by the Department of Justice into whether or not ExxonMobil has broken any laws:

“In this case, Exxon scientists knew about fossil fuels causing global warming and Exxon took internal actions based on its knowledge of climate change.  Yet Exxon funded and publicly engaged in a campaign to deceive the American people about the known risks of fossil fuels in causing climate change.  If these allegations against Exxon are true, then Exxon’s actions were immoral.  We request the DOJ to investigate whether ExxonMobil’s actions were also illegal. ”

A full copy of the Lieu - DeSaulnier letter can he found here.

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