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Examining the Oil Industry's Efforts to Suppress the Truth About Climate Change, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, October 23, 2019   [open pdf - 354KB]

This is the October 23, 2019 hearing on "Examining the Oil Industry's Efforts to Suppress the Truth About Climate Change," held before the House Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties of the Committee on Oversight and Reform. From the Opening Statement of Jamie Raskin: "Climate change is one of the preeminent emergencies facing our country. The evidence seems overwhelming that for decades the oil industry understood the lethal threat of climate change but misled the American people and buried the scientific truth of climate change. The industry has deprived the people of crucial information, with predictable and lopsided results. Working people, without the time or money to fight back against big oil, are paying the heaviest price now for climate change. [...] By funding climate denial and lobbying against governmental action, big oil has not only achieved a loud and distorting voice in the climate change debate, it has also deprived voters and policymakers of the materials and the ability necessary to make informed decisions about this fundamental challenge to the future of human existence." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Martin Hoffert, Ed Garvey, Naomi Oreskes, Sharon Eubanks, Mustafa Ali, and Mandy Gunasekara.

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Serial No. 116-67
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2019
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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