Dems ask Justice to investigate ExxonMobil over climate change


Two members of Congress are asking Attorney Genera Loretta Lynch to investigate ExxonMobil after reports that the company knew about the role fossil fuels play in climate change and hid it from the public.

Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Mass., said in the letter that ExxonMobil's decision to "hide the truth" about fossil fuels is reminiscent of cigarette companies denying the health problems stemming from tobacco smoke.

Most scientists blame the burning of fossil fuels for the warming of the Earth due to the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

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