HILL ENERGY BRIEFING: Democrats Probe Oil Giants Over Climate Claims

Sept. 17, 2021, 10:11 AM

House Democrats are investigating the role major oil companies and their trade groups may have played in misleading the public on the role of fossil fuels in causing global warming.

Letters sent yesterday to the heads of Exxon Mobil, BP, Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell, the American Petroleum Institute and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce seek information on any role they may have played in what the Democrats call a “long-running, industrywide campaign” of climate disinformation, according to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

The panel is planning an Oct. 28 hearing on the effort and is seeking the testimony ...

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