Oil executives face ‘turning point’ US congressional hearing on climate crisis

Posted on AllSides October 28th, 2021
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The heads of major oil companies will make a historic appearance before Congress on Thursday to answer accusations that their firms have spent years lying about the climate crisis.

For the first time, the top executives from the US’s largest oil company, ExxonMobil, as well as Shell, Chevron and BP will be questioned under oath about the industry’s long campaign to discredit and deny the evidence that burning fossil fuels drove global heating.

A leading critic of the petroleum industry behind the hearing by the House oversight committee, Representative Ro Khanna, said...

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