U.S. lawmaker to issue subpoenas to oil firms for documents on climate

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Consultant Carolyn Maloney mentioned on Thursday she intends to difficulty subpoenas to four main oil providers for files on what their internal scientists have reported about weather improve and any funding they are accomplishing to mislead the community on worldwide warming.

Maloney produced the remark at the conclude of a Property hearing on local weather disinformation in which lawmakers grilled the heads of Exxon Mobil, Shell Oil, BP America and Chevron.

“We will need to get to the base of the oil industry’s disinformation campaign with these subpoenas,” Maloney reported, incorporating she experienced draft subpoenas ready.


(Reporting by Timothy Gardner Modifying by Chris Reese)