Tell Paul Ryan: Stop Lamar Smith's efforts to intimidate Exxon's critics

Exxon is scared and desperate. The oil giant is currently under investigation by three US State Attorneys General for possible fraud based on what Exxon knew about climate change and what they did with that information. And a host of environmental organizations have been digging into Exxon on their own.

To fight back, Lamar Smith (R-TX-21) and the House Science Committee have subpoenaed the State AGs in Massachusetts and New York, along with eight different green organizations. This unprecedented meddling into state investigations is shocking, even for a climate shill like Lamar Smith, who has received $432,150 from the oil & gas industry since 2008.

Speaker of the House 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 that Lamar Smith has created. 

Paul Ryan: If you want the House to solve problems, here’s one place to start. It’s time for the House to stop shilling for ExxonMobil. Tell the House Science Committee to retract their subpoenas.


Paul Ryan, tell Rep. Lamar Smith and the House Science Committee to retract their subpoenas of state attorneys general investigating the fossil-fuel industry and organizations critical of ExxonMobil.

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  • T Cho
    signed via 2016-08-20 23:55:00 -0700
  • Christa Warda
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    Christa Warda
  • Dennis Fritzinger
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  • Paul Horsley
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  • Steve Pritz
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  • Kathy Smith
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-08-20 12:51:15 -0700
    Tell @SpeakerRyan: Stop @LamarSmithTX21's efforts to intimidate Exxon's critics
  • Kathy Smith
    @Kathy4771K tweeted link to this page. 2016-08-20 12:51:12 -0700
  • Kathy Smith
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  • Sara Brigham
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  • Ron Erickson
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  • Nicholas Udall
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  • jo pa
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  • Derek Gendvil
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-08-19 22:32:53 -0700
    Tell @SpeakerRyan: Stop @LamarSmithTX21's efforts to intimidate Exxon's critics
  • Derek Gendvil
    @dgendvil tweeted link to this page. 2016-08-19 22:32:50 -0700
  • Derek Gendvil
    signed via 2016-08-19 22:32:35 -0700
    I think we need to tell Congress that Rep. Smith must stop denying science & that our Attorney Generals investigate what’s happening with the case. If the Republicans don’t want to keep working, then they’ll keep paying the price for winning future elections. These members have been getting money from ExxonMobil for years, & it’s time we go further to make our environment better for generations to come. Tell them that we need to stop shilling the Republicans& that the House rejects their supoenas so that we do better on the environment & that ExxonMobil lose.
  • Leif Schmit
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  • Jill Shortreed
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    Jill Shortreed
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  • Renee Gauthier
    signed via 2016-08-19 08:13:06 -0700
    What is wrong with you? Do you really think you’re doing the right thing? I think you have sold your soul.
  • Theresa Bohannan
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