Thursday, October 22, 2015

Bernie Sanders wants to launch investigation into fact that Exxon knew that fossil fuels were causing climate change back in 1977 and lied about that and worked to suppress the evidence.

Courtesy of Think Progress: 

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wants ExxonMobil investigated by the Department of Justice. 

In a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday, Sanders charged the oil giant of engaging in a cover-up to intentionally mislead the public about the reality of human-caused climate change, and by extension the risks of its carbon-intensive product. 

“It appears that Exxon knew its product was causing harm to the public, and spent millions of dollars to obfuscate the facts in the public discourse,” Sanders wrote. “The information that has come to light about Exxon’s past activities raises potentially serious concerns that should be investigated.” 

The information Sanders cited was a recent investigation by Inside Climate News, which found that the ExxonMobil conducted research as far back as 1977 affirming that climate change is caused by carbon emissions from fossil fuels. At the same time, the oil giant gave millions of dollars to politicians and organizations that promote climate science denial, and spent millions more lobbying to prevent regulations to limit carbon emissions.

Now see THIS is the kind of thing we should be spending taxpayer money to investigate instead of Hillary's e-mail server.

Damn Bernie is really working to seduce me again. And I have to admit I am falling for it.

This is EXACTLY the kind of hard charging leadership we need running this country.

P.S. By the way some of you may remember that IM covered this information about Exxon back in July. Nice to see that somebody is finally going to do something with it. 


  1. Maybe Bernie reads IM. :D
    I know Obama read Andrew's The Daily Dish.

  2. Anonymous9:49 AM

    Americans’ Denial of Climate Change Hits Record Low, Survey Finds

    Only 16% of Americans believe there is not enough evidence to prove global climate change is real, the lowest percentage since a survey began asking the question in 2008.

    The study, which reports the result of a survey of more than 900 Americans from the National Surveys on Energy and Environment, shows that 70% of U.S. residents believe evidence supporting global warming. That’s a 7 percentage point increase over the spring of 2015 and a 10 percentage point increase from last fall.

    “This is not a trivial jump,” said report author Barry Rabe, a professor at the University of Michigan. “When you see a shift like this in a relatively short period of time, that’s significant.”

  3. Anonymous10:19 AM

    'Bout damned time the feds investigated something REAL. All the smoke and mirrors congressional investigations cost us just as much as REAL investigations.

  4. Feel the bern10:34 AM

    He does the job, and I would like him to do the job of President.

  5. Anonymous11:01 AM

    O/T but bad stuff is in the works, Gryphen:

    Republican Legislation Will Use Religion to Defund Planned Parenthood and Obamacare

    ...Tomorrow, the religious Republicans in the House are expected to pass a bill that will use the reconciliation process with the Senate to, as a Catholic website steeped in mendacity wrote: “put a quick end to the Planned Parenthood abortion business that was caught red-handed, on video, selling dead babies and their body parts.” Apparently, it is not just religious Republicans that lie pathologically. The Catholics are still livid that after the House approved a Planned Parenthood “defunding measure” in the resolution to keep government open, the dirty Senate Democrats defeated the bill and went ahead and funded the government instead of shutting it or Planned Parenthood down.

    The new legislation House Republicans will pass on Friday defunds Planned Parenthood and some major parts of the Affordable Care Act just to show Americans they are serious caring evangelicals. Apparently, the legislation is only good for a year to give House Republicans more time to investigate and prosecute Planned Parenthood for “breaking and violating multiple laws by selling aborted babies and their body parts.”

    One really wonders why Catholics, like evangelicals, never pick up their holy bible and take a look at, and contemplate, the ninth commandment that forbids lying. By now everyone and their brother comprehends that Planned Parenthood has not violated or broken any laws, or done anything Republicans prayed they could consider wrong.

    That was the conclusion of Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-LDS) who fairly choked saying, “Was there any wrongdoing? I didn’t find any.” Since there is no wrongdoing on Planned Parenthood’s part, then this attack on the organization, like every attack on women’s rights, is purely driven by religion. Period.

    1. Anonymous12:43 PM

      Abortion Protester Who Wants To ‘Protect The Innocent’ Raped Family Member At Knifepoint

  6. Equivalent to Big Tobacco hiding the addictiveness and toxicity of tobacco products.

    Bring it on Bernie. Make them squirm. (Although I do fear they have the money to sink him.)

  7. Anonymous12:43 PM

    Bernie Sanders Was Asked If Presidents Need To Believe In God, Gives Beautiful Answer (VIDEO)

  8. Anonymous12:54 PM

    Exxon's Funding Of Climate Denial Turned Americans Against Facts

  9. Anonymous5:57 PM


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