Democrats refer climate investigation of oil majors to Justice Department

Democrats on Wednesday referred to the Justice Department their investigation into oil majors and whether the companies knowingly deceived the public about the effects of climate change.

In the letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and House Oversight Committee ranking member Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) allege the documents uncovered during the course of their nearly three-year investigation demonstrate that the oil and gas industry has been using “deceptive practices” to “entrench the use of fossil fuels” and keep the public in the dark about their links to climate change— including collaborating with trade groups and academic institutions to deceive the public about their positions on climate issues, and to “lend an aura of credibility” to their claims.

The lawmakers also alleged
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