For Immediate Release
Lindsay Meiman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Press Conference: Investigate Exxon, Not the American People
Ahead of Congressional hearing, members of Congress, legal experts & environmental groups gather to push back on Rep. Lamar Smith’s reckless subpoenas
WASHINGTON - This Wednesday morning, members of Congress, legal experts & environmental groups will hold a press conference at the Capitol to highlight all that Exxon knew and buried about climate change, and to push back on the overreaching subpoenas of Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX). The event will take place ahead of Rep. Smith’s public Congressional hearing, during which the Science Committee Chairman will attempt to distract from the extensive decades-long climate denial campaign orchestrated by Exxon and the fossil fuel industry.
Since 1998, Rep. Smith has received a total of $675,597 from the fossil fuel industry, $19,500 which came directly from ExxonMobil.
This event will take place the day after thousands across the country, with a large rally in Washington, DC, rally in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux and Indigneous Peoples who are protecting our climate and communities against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
WHAT: “Investigate Exxon, not the American people.”
Press conference ahead of House Science Committee Congressional hearing.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Press conference starts at 9:00am EST; Hearing starts at 10:00am EST
WHERE: Press conference held at the Congressional Triangle (East Capitol St NE & 1st St SE)
Hearing open to the public at 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Who: Speakers include:
May Boeve, 350.org Executive Director
Jesse Bragg, Corporate Accountability International Media Director
Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA)
Sharon Eubanks, former Justice Department lawyer who led suit against Big Tobacco
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA)
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT)
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
… and more!
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/156777618101913/
For more information on all that #ExxonKnew, visit: exxonknew.org
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