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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  • Tamar Dick
    signed via 2017-07-07 17:11:26 -0700
    Tamar Dick
  • Agnes Robakiewicz
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-20 10:20:04 -0700
    Tell @SpeakerRyan: Stop @LamarSmithTX21's efforts to intimidate Exxon's critics
  • Agnes Robakiewicz
    @AgnesW350 tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-20 10:19:59 -0700
  • Agnes Robakiewicz
    signed 2017-03-20 10:19:08 -0700
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  • Cynthia Harris
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  • Yvonne Besyk
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  • Lewis
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  • Bernadette Ross
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  • Prem Mulberry
    signed 2016-12-30 06:46:18 -0800
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  • Jay Mulberry
    signed 2016-12-30 06:31:45 -0800
    I am deeply disturbed by the seeming willingness of our elected officials to turn away from climate change as if it were something that would wait.

    Since carbon dioxide virtually never leaves the atmosphere once it is there, the problem only gets worse and never gets better. It can’t be set aside for action later on.

    And it most certainly cannot be denied.
  • Bill Klein
    signed 2016-12-25 07:41:40 -0800
  • Jan Taylor
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-12-23 11:44:55 -0800
    Tell @SpeakerRyan: Stop @LamarSmithTX21's efforts to intimidate Exxon's critics
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  • Bill Lasley
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  • Maria Celia Hernandez
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-04 12:25:02 -0700
    Tell @SpeakerRyan: Stop @LamarSmithTX21's efforts to intimidate Exxon's critics
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  • Douglass C. Reeves
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-28 11:53:28 -0700
    Tell @SpeakerRyan: Stop @LamarSmithTX21's efforts to intimidate Exxon's critics
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  • Douglass Reeves
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  • janice Messino
    signed via 2016-09-27 10:03:12 -0700
    Janice Messino Union of Concerned Scientists try the proof!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Eva Cupka
    signed via 2016-09-21 12:03:26 -0700
  • Floyd Nudi
    signed via 2016-09-15 14:16:39 -0700
    Exxon needs to be punished for lying to the public for several decades in order to keep their profits high and continue to increase their already enormous profits.

    Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX-21) Chairman of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee is a climate change denier, has no expertise in science, space or technology and has a closed mind on any scientific evidence that shows that the extraction of oil reserves does have a drastic effect on earth’s climate. He has received, over the past several years, more than $430,000 from the oil and gas industry and in return is now repaying Exxon with the favor of intimidating those investigating their decades of climate fraud. Rep. Smith is representing Exxon’s best interest, not the best interest of people who are paying his salary and benefits. This not only unethical it is also illegal. Rep. Smith at a minimum should be relived for his duties as Chairman of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee and should be investigated by Congress’s ethics committee.