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Congressmen Want Probe of Exxon 'Failing To Disclose' Climate Data

"Members of Congress are asking for a federal investigation into ExxonMobil. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles) and Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Walnut Creek) wrote a letter Wednesday to Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch asking the Department of Justice whether the company violated the law by “failing to disclose truthful information” regarding climate change."

Source: LA Times, 10/16/2015
October 21, 2015 to October 22, 2015

Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change Attribution

A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee will hold a two-day public workshop in Washington, DC to examine the science of attributing specific extreme weather events to human-caused climate change or to natural variability. RSVP required.

"What Exxon Knew About the Earth's Melting Arctic"

"Back in 1990, as the debate over climate change was heating up, a dissident shareholder petitioned the board of Exxon, one of the world’s largest oil companies, imploring it to develop a plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from its production plants and facilities."

Source: LA Times, 10/12/2015

"Science Consultant Pushes Back Against Unlikely Opponents"

"Dr. Dennis Paustenbach, the head of the scientific consulting firm ChemRisk, has long been a leading expert for companies under legal fire for environmental practices or product safety. He and his firm have also drawn the scrutiny of investigative journalists."

Source: NY Times, 10/12/2015

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