Local Congressman Wants Probe of Exxon

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For years, tobacco companies knew about the dangers of smoking, but publicly denied their own scientists' findings. They were prosecuted under federal law. Now, members of Congress are demanding that Exxon be investigated for similar violations — based on investigative reporting by the Columbia Journalism School's Project on Energy and the Environment, which found that Exxon knew about climate change for 20 years—and made plans to exploit it—while telling the public the science was unreliable. 



  • Susanne Rust - Investigative reporter specializing in environmental issues, Los Angeles Times - @susrust
  • Ted Lieu - U.S. Congressman who represents California’s 33rd congressional district - @tedlieu


Warren Olney