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Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on the Fossil-Fuel Industry's 'Web of Denial'

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Sen.Sheldon Whitehouse and more than a dozen Democrats in the Senate spoke about the “web of denial,” and the organizations that “have developed and executed a massive campaign to deceive the public about climate change to halt climate action & protect their bottom lines.” Democrats in both chambers of Congress  introduced a resolution condemning the efforts of the lead, tobacco, and fossil-fuel industries “to deliberately cast doubt on science in order to protect their financial interests.” The resolution calls on fossil fuel companies to cooperate with investigations into their climate change activities.Whitehouse was one of the first members of Congress to raise the idea of bringing a civil case, similar to the racketeering suit  Clinton’s administration brought against the tobacco industry, against fossil-fuel companies for deliberately misleading the public on climate science. 

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