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Sheldon Whitehouse

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For exposing how Big Oil spreads disinformation and prevents action on climate change

Major oil companies have misled Americans (and others) for decades about the threat of human-caused climate change.
While many climate scientists, journalists, and others have known this for a long time, the extent of Big Oil’s relentless tactics to talk green and act dirty was exposed in a brilliant way to a number of high-level US politicians in a hearing before the U.S. Senate Budget Committee on May 1.
The hearing was entitled “Denial, Disinformation, and Doublespeak: Big Oil’s Evolving Efforts to Avoid Accountability for Climate Change" and included a videotaped summary of a three-year investigation that pull the pants down on companies like Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Shell and BP.
In the summary, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Budget, and Representative Jamie Raskin, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, revealed several astonishing examples of how internal documents and private emails in case after case contradicted what the oil giants communicated publicly.
“For decades, the fossil-fuel industry has known about the economic and climate harms of its products but has deceived the American public to keep collecting more than $600bn each year in subsidies while raking in record-breaking profits. It’s time for America to hold Big Oil accountable”, said Sheldon Whitehouse.
”The era of denial and deceit must come to an end”, said congressman Raskin.
These guys deserve a Big Climate Love 💚 for their relentless efforts to spread the truth about the way Big Oil is greenwashing their dirty business and delaying the green transition.
Congressman Jamie Raskin and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse have investigated the denial, disinformation, and doublespeak of Big Oil.
Congressman Jamie Raskin and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse have investigated the denial, disinformation, and doublespeak of Big Oil.

Learn more and watch the full hearing. (The recorded summary of the investigation begins at 00:08:50)

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  • Sarah Chabane

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    Good job! We need more engaged politicians like Sheldon Whitehouse

    • We Don't Have Time

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      • George Kariuki

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        This is HUGE for holding Big Oil accountable for climate change. Time to end Big Oil's disinformation & dirty business.

        • Joseph Githinji

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          Bravo! What a brave leader who has put things in black and white. Calling the big oil companies out for greenwashing is a great call to demand for responsibility.

          • Lucinda Ramsay

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            Destroy big oil from the inside

            • Princess

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              Holding them accountable is a collective responsibility we must fulfill for the sake of our planet. Thanks for sharing this important information and the link to the full hearing.

              • Elizabeth Gathigia

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                We need more conscious leaders like Sheldon,

                • Annett Michuki..

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                  it needs alot of courage to expose these big oils, kudos

                  • Patrick Kiash

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                    I appreciating the way he advocate for transparency and honesty involving era of deceit which must come to an end. We need leaders with courage and integrity when expressing the facts to the public. Shameful be to fossil fuels for speeding lies.

                    • Carl Bärstad

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