It’s Déjà vu All Over Again: ‘Exxon Knew’ Activists Are Hosting Another ‘Hearing’
Senate Democrats announced last week that they will hold a “hearing” this Tuesday on “dark money and barriers to climate action” in the latest event in their week-long effort to capitalize on the trial between the New York attorney general and ExxonMobil. The move falls in line with their other recent plays in the failed “Exxon Knew” campaign, like the lawsuit against ExxonMobil from the Massachusetts attorney general and the recycled climate hearing in the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
The “hearing”—scheduled to take place on Tuesday afternoon—will be a retread of the same tired arguments legislators have listened to for years. It’s important to note that this isn’t an actual committee hearing, as the Senate Democrats have failed to get any Republicans to participate in their charade. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) is leading the non-partisan exercise, and uncoincidentally, the theme of ending “dark money” in climate action aligns with disclosure legislation he’s been trying to generate support for (unsuccessfully) month-after-month.
Read more over at EID Climate.