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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  • Hieu Buu
    signed via 2016-08-16 19:32:24 -0700
    Hieu Buu
  • James Chalfant
    signed via 2016-08-16 19:17:43 -0700
    Ryan is a complete and utter asshole
  • Virginia Hildebrand
    signed via 2016-08-16 19:04:53 -0700
  • Sherrill Futrell Futrell
    signed via 2016-08-16 18:29:29 -0700
    Lamar’s lost it. How long are you going to delay protecting our kids?
  • nathan schaefer
    signed via 2016-08-16 18:27:12 -0700
    nathan schaefer
  • Kim Sellon
    signed via 2016-08-16 18:19:56 -0700
  • L Dennis
    signed via 2016-08-16 18:11:29 -0700
    Lee Michelsen
  • Victoria Jensen
    signed via 2016-08-16 17:29:43 -0700
    Victoria Jensen
  • Jeanne Sully
    signed via 2016-08-16 16:44:10 -0700
  • myron gross
    signed via 2016-08-16 16:36:45 -0700
  • Robert Berry
    signed via 2016-08-16 15:54:47 -0700
    If you want my vote then you need to take action against Exxon.
  • Hansi Rigney
    signed via 2016-08-16 15:26:31 -0700
  • Julie Spickler
    signed via 2016-08-16 15:22:23 -0700
  • Janet Dickey
    signed via 2016-08-16 15:10:50 -0700
  • Nora Polk
    signed via 2016-08-16 14:41:09 -0700
  • Chanda Unmack
    signed via 2016-08-16 14:37:54 -0700
  • Jan Jeffries
    signed via 2016-08-16 14:24:58 -0700
  • Joan Hobbs Hobbs
    signed via 2016-08-16 14:21:17 -0700
  • Reuben Turner
    signed via 2016-08-16 14:20:25 -0700
    Lets put a stop to the interference by these paid oil and gas industry lobbyist on the House Science Committee
  • George Erikson
    signed via 2016-08-16 14:15:10 -0700
  • Grainger Hunt Hunt
    signed via 2016-08-16 13:27:21 -0700
  • Donna Prickitt
    signed via 2016-08-16 13:20:48 -0700
  • Grace Byrne
    signed via 2016-08-16 12:29:12 -0700
  • Lydia Cooper
    signed via 2016-08-16 12:26:02 -0700
    Exxon Mobil has created particularly egregious damage to our country, and to our citizens. I have seen the damage in Alaska….including the destruction of innumerable fishing families, the destruction of a spectrum of wildlife that creates a chain of sustainability for all mankind, and the destruction of a beauty which is sublime to the souls of most humans.

    The bitterness I have toward Exxon Mobil is that they knew about the scientific effects on climate change that they were denying, and figured that they could out-pay any folks who might try to challenge them in court. Many a fisherman family, and many a citizen like me who does not even live in Alaska knows that it is time for Exxon Mobil to let the sun shine on their history, and for Exxon Mobil to make responsible amends, including adequate compensation.

    Sincerely, Lydia B. Cooper
  • Brijane Hills
    signed via 2016-08-16 12:25:45 -0700
  • Scot Phillips
    signed via 2016-08-16 12:23:18 -0700
    Scot Phillips
  • Elizabeth Smock
    signed via 2016-08-16 12:10:00 -0700
    The House Science Committee is a disgrace—most of the members are ANTI-science and have Big Oil and similar contributors so deep in their pockets they’ll never give science and facts the respect they deserve. Get rid of these bozos and listen to SCIENTISTS.
  • Lucy Starbuck
    signed via 2016-08-16 12:02:04 -0700
  • victoria wade
    signed via 2016-08-16 12:01:11 -0700
    victoria wade
  • Sandra Kimble
    signed via 2016-08-16 11:58:18 -0700