House Dems Target Oil Execs, Alleging Climate Disinformation

By Clark Mindock (September 16, 2021, 2:37 PM EDT) -- U.S. House Democrats on Thursday demanded congressional testimony from oil and gas executives as part of an inquiry into what they described as a decades-long, industrywide effort to downplay climate science and obscure evidence that fossil fuels contribute to global warming.

In letters to top executives of Exxon Mobil Corp., BP PLC, Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron Corp., the American Petroleum Institute and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the House Oversight and Reform Committee accused the companies and industry groups of actively sowing doubt about the dangers of fossil fuels that have contributed to an "increasingly dire" climate emergency, while the companies...

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