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Big Oil Gets Grilled by Congress Over Climate Disinformation | Foreign Policy

By Anna Weber
October 29, 2021

On Thursday, top executives from Exxon Mobil, BP America, Chevron, and Shell—some of America’s largest oil companies—testified for the first time in Congress on their alleged role in promoting disinformation about the part fossil fuels play in driving climate change.

The hearing before the House Committee on Oversight is part of a Democratic plan to take stronger action on climate change, coming just before the start of the big climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland, and the same week that a new report showed that global greenhouse gas emissions are at record-high levels. The main oil lobby, the American Petroleum Institute, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce also testified.

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Source: Big Oil Gets Grilled by Congress Over Climate Disinformation | Foreign Policy

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