After decades of lying about climate change, Exxon is under investigation in several states for possible fraud. But Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) — a notorious climate change denier — is using his job as chairman of the Science Committee to harass the attorneys general investigating Exxon.
Lamar Smith and the House Science Committee have subpoenaed the state attorneys general in Massachusetts and New York, along with eight different environmental organizations. This unprecedented meddling into state investigations is shocking, even for a corporate shill like Lamar Smith, who has received over $675,000 from the oil & gas industry since 1998.
House Speaker Paul Ryan has said “Let’s be frank: The House is broken. We’re not solving problems. We’re adding to them.” It’s time for him to put turn his words into action and fix this problem.
Tell Paul Ryan: It’s time for the House to stop shilling for ExxonMobil. The House Science Committee must retract their subpoenas.