This letter was first published on September 1, 2015 by a group of twenty climate scientists. The original authors of this letter are now under attack from the climate-denial network. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chair of the House Science Committee, has launched an investigation of the lead author of this letter, instead of investigating the trillion-dollar conspiracy of anti-scientific deceit by the fossil-fuel industry.
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Newly revealed documents show that Exxon’s own scientists were aware of and studying the dangerous impacts of greenhouse gases in the 1970s and 1980s -- until Exxon’s leadership decided to shut down the research and promote climate denial instead, in order to protect the company’s unfathomably large profits.
The United States Department of Justice has the power to prosecute Exxon’s deliberate deception under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act - just as the DOJ did to the tobacco industry for knowingly lying about the dangers of cigarette smoking.
Source: "Exxon: The Road Not Taken," InsideClimate News.
Tell U.S. Attorney General and state attorney generals:
Investigate and prosecute Exxon and its fellow fossil-fuel companies for deliberate and malicious climate deception.