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Rep. Lamar Smith Tried To Make A Big Deal Out Of A Fake Climate Scandal

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.07.2017 | Home

WASHINGTON ― Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), a longtime denier of mainstream climate science, is convinced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adm...

Congress Asks Lobbyists Who Fought EPA How To Make It ‘Great Again’

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 02.06.2017 | Home

A coal lawyer, a chemical industry lobbyist and a libertarian scholar who recently accused the Environmental Protection Agency of “regulatory terror...

House (Anti)Science Panel Preps ‘Making The EPA Great Again’ Hearing

Fusion | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.06.2017 | Home

This story was originally published by Fusion and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. On Tuesday, the House Science, Space a...

Weather Channel Destroys Breitbart Over BS Climate Change Story

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.07.2016 | Home

A week after Breitbart News published a wildly inaccurate article chalking climate change up as a hoax, The Weather Channel decided to teach the hyper...

The House Science Committee Doesn't Seem To Understand The Concept Of Winter

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 12.04.2016 | Home

The House of Representatives’ Science Committee sent out a Twitter message Thursday afternoon that appears to mock “climate alarmists,” an odd a...

Exxon Moves To Block NY Climate Fraud Investigation, Cries 'Political Bias'

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 10.18.2016 | Home

ExxonMobil has asked a federal court to throw out a subpoena issued by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, claiming investigations into wheth...

'Green News Report' - October 4, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.04.2016 | Home
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Two new hurricanes breaking records in the Atlantic and Pacific; U.S. Hou...

This Republican Is On A Crusade To Investigate Anyone Who Investigates Exxon

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 10.02.2016 | Home

Go digging into Exxon Mobil’s past and you’ll almost certainly hear from a particular House Republican with a long history of denying climate chan...

'Green News Report' - September 15, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.15.2016 | Home
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: New analysis finds Dakota Access pipeline fails Obama's climate test; U.S...

Dems Call GOP Effort To Protect Exxon An 'Embarrassment'

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.15.2016 | Home

The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology held a hearing Wednesday seemingly with the goal of affirming that chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas)...

A Primer On ExxonMobil's Climate Change Hearing

David Halperin | Posted 09.15.2016 | Home
David Halperin

This morning, the House Science Committee is holding an unusual hearing, at which the committee's chairman, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), apparently aims to justify subpoenas he already has issued to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, and eight organizations and foundations concerned with the issue of whether Exxon deceived on the public on the issue of climate change.

House Republicans Will Investigate Their Ability To Investigate Investigations

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.01.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON ― House Science Committee Chair Lamar Smith (R-Texas) wants to exert congressional authority over state attorneys general who are trying ...

State AGs Shut Down 'GOP Extremists' Attempts To Block Big Oil Fraud Probe

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 07.26.2016 | Home

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) will have to do more than issue subpoenas if he wants state attorneys general and environmental groups to turn over documen...

Who's Next

Ann Reid | Posted 07.22.2016 | Home
Ann Reid

Some time ago, I wrote about Lamar Smith (R-Texas and chairman of the House Science Committee) and his efforts to intimidate climate scientists. In th...

Elizabeth Warren Blasts GOP Congressman And His Exxon Mobil Buddies

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 07.20.2016 | Home

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has a message for Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and his climate denying, Big Oil-loving cronies in Washington: You picked...

GOP Congressman Subpoenas Those Investigating Big Oil's Climate Cover-Up

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.19.2016 | Home

In his latest showing of support for Big Oil, a House Republican has subpoenaed state attorneys general and environmental groups that are investigatin...

ExxonMobil May Have Friends In High Places, But Fraud Is Not Constitutionally Protected

Elliott Negin | Posted 07.06.2016 | Home
Elliott Negin

When a handful of attorneys general launched investigations of ExxonMobil for climate fraud, I wonder if they had any idea that they would be attacked for attempting to stifle the company's right of free speech.

After the Deluge: Texas and France Split on Climate Science

Elliott Negin | Posted 06.09.2016 | Home
Elliott Negin

Texas and France have a number of things in common. They're roughly the same size. They were both republics. They have delectable, widely loved cuisines. And, just last week, both were battered by torrential rains and flooding turbocharged by human-made global warming.

Another Pebble Mine Hearing, But No One Hears Alaska

Everett Thompson | Posted 04.28.2016 | Home
 Everett Thompson

Why? Why is a House Science Committee without a single member from Alaska so fixated on something we live and breathe every day, and so oblivious to how strongly we feel as Alaskans?

GOP Congressman Falsely Claims Study 'Confirms The Halt In Global Warming'

FactCheck.org | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.30.2016 | Home

This story was originally published by FactCheck.org. Rep. Lamar Smith at a recent hearing claimed a new study published in the journal Nature Climate...

'Green News Report' - November 19, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.19.2016 | Home
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: House Republicans double-down in their ongoing war against climate scient...

Science Is Accountable. Are Politicians?

Ann Reid | Posted 11.19.2016 | Home
Ann Reid

At stake is nothing less than the independence of the U.S. scientific enterprise. This case affects the ability of scientists to carry out their research without fear of persecution and retaliation.

Tweet This and Risk a Subpoena

Raymond S. Bradley | Posted 11.17.2016 | Home
Raymond S. Bradley

The latest tirade from Lamar Smith, Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology sheds light on the real reason for his demand that NOAA employees make available all email correspondence about their recent study on global warming.

Chairman Of Science Committee Misleads On Climate Change

FactCheck.org | Sara Bondioli | Posted 11.10.2015 | Home

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Rep. Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, has mad...

Climate-Denying Rep. Wants To Investigate Scientists For Requesting A Probe Of Climate Deniers

The Huffington Post | Mariam Baksh | Posted 10.06.2015 | Home

Republicans love to reference the Constitution. But when it comes to climate science, one GOP congressman is flirting with disregard for the First Ame...