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.

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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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    They should be ashamed.
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    When scientists warned about aerosol cans decades ago and the deadly results of the growing hole in our ozone, legislators listened and acted accordingly. Had they not, we would all be dead now. Isn’t it about time to listen to what the scientists are saying? I mean, you wouldn’t visit a mechanic to have a tooth pulled.
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    If we don’t put all of our efforts into fighting climate change then climate change will end human civilization as we know it.

    This is an existential danger of the highest degree and we have already wasted 27 years.
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    All life, threads, are necessary in the fabric of life, “…we(e),…”, can’t allow to be torn asunder. reality
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    Climate Denying is no joke. These are crucial times, were the oil & gas industry needs to conserve and limit oil extraction for plastic, and transform their labor force into renewables or capturing and condensing. Stop the bullying, so we can start making some headway under new conditions. We’re looking for relief from summer to summer, these days.