Rinse and Repeat: Whitehouse calls for DOJ Investigation For The…Fifth Time?

Today, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) announced they are yet again asking the Department of Justice (DOJ) to launch a worn out, politically-motivated investigation into the fossil fuel industry. The move comes after the Senate Budget Committee failed to produce a shred of new evidence at a hearing earlier this month intended to build off the House Oversight Committee’s (HCOR) failed investigation into energy companies.

But this isn’t the firstsecondthird, or even fourth time that Senator Whitehouse has sent a letter or asked the DOJ directly about launching a politically-charged investigation into leading energy companies. In fact, the Rhode Island Senator has been requesting the Department file a “tobacco-like” lawsuit since 2015 with various co-signers – making the most recent letter, with only two signers, just a drop in the bucket.

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