Saturday, February 18, 2017

BatesMotel#1-US Rep Lamar Smith, Koch ties shackles behavior

In an upcoming post I'm going to dissect US Representative Lamar Smith's February 5th press release on behalf of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.  The one where he uses the words of John Bates in an attempted character assassination.  But before I get to that I want to present some background information.  First an article by Steve Horn printed at DeSmogBlog in June of last year.

Exxon, Koch Ties May Help Explain Rep. Lamar Smith's Probing Request of "Exxon Knew" Environmental Groups

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith recently caused a ruckus by targeting environmental groups that are pushing for ExxonMobil to be held accountable for funding climate change denial despite their deep internal corporate knowledge of the role of fossil fuel pollution in global warming. Rep. Smith penned letters to several environmental groups and foundations requesting all of their…

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