Petition statement to be delivered to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, President Donald Trump, Rep. Warren Davidson (OH-8), Sen. Mitch McConnell (KY-1), The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate

Investigate "Unparalleled Evil" of Exxon Climate Change Cover-up

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Investigate "Unparalleled Evil" of Exxon Climate Change Cover-up

To be delivered to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, President Donald Trump, Rep. Warren Davidson (OH-8), Sen. Mitch McConnell (KY-1), The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate

Petition Statement

Recent reports show that ExxonMobil has covered up evidence of climate change for years.

We ask that the DOJ investigate Exxon for organizing a sustained deception campaign disputing climate science and failing to disclose truthful information to investors and the public. We request the DOJ to investigate whether ExxonMobil violated RICO, consumer protection, truth in advertising, public health, shareholder protection, or other laws.
There are currently 6,319 signatures. NEW goal - We need 7,500 signatures!

Petition Background

The LA Times investigation found that while senior Exxon researcher Ken Croasdale studied the long-term impact of climate change on the company's operations, Exxon was "crafting a public policy position that sought to downplay the certainty of global warming."

Environmental leader Bill McKibben called this cover-up "unparalleled evil."

Read the entire report here: http://graphics.latimes.com/exxon-arctic/

According to the Huffington Post:

In a letter to Attorney General Lynch, Reps. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif.) argue that a probe is needed, to determine whether ExxonMobil broke the law.

Lieu and DeSaulnier's request is based on two independent investigations published by Inside Climate News and the Los Angeles Times, which document research conducted by a number of Exxon's senior scientists. Their findings warned of increases in the global temperature as a result of burning fossil fuels.

"In this case, Exxon scientists knew about fossil fuels causing global warming and Exxon took internal actions based on its knowledge of climate change," Lieu and DeSaulnier wrote. "Yet Exxon funded and publicly engaged in a campaign to deceive the American people about the known risks of fossil fuels in causing climate change."

"If these allegations against Exxon are true then Exxon's actions were immoral," they added. "We request the DOJ to investigate whether ExxonMobil's actions were also illegal."

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