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This Republican Is On A Crusade To Investigate Anyone Who Investigates Exxon

Go digging into Exxon Mobil’s past and you’ll almost certainly hear from a particular House Republican with a long history of denying climate change. In recent months, the actions of Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), who chairs the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, have become all too predictable: attack, request, subpoena, repeat. Each time a new probe is launched into Exxon’s suppression of climate change research ? and there have been several ? Smith comes running, demanding documents related to those investigations and parroting the oil and gas giant’s go-to First Amendment defense.
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