Chairs Maloney, Khanna to Hold Hearing with Climate Experts and Environmental Advocates on Big Oil’s Climate Pledges

Feb 4, 2022
Press Release

Washington D.C. (February 4, 2022)—On Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. ET, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Ro Khanna, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Environment, will hold a hearing to examine whether climate pledges made by fossil fuel companies Exxon, Chevron, Shell, and BP are adequate to address global warming.

 

The hearing is part of the Committee’s investigation into the fossil fuel industry’s long-running campaign to spread disinformation about climate change and greenwash its role in causing global warming. The Committee will hear from climate experts and environmental advocates who will testify to the urgent need for fossil fuel companies to fundamentally alter their operations and reduce emissions, and assess whether the companies’ climate pledges will meet that goal, or are instead just the latest example of climate disinformation.  

 

Following testimony from the climate experts, the Committee will hold a hearing next month with members of the Boards of Directors of four fossil fuel companies.
 

WHAT:  

 

Full Committee hearing entitled, “Fueling the Climate Crisis:  Examining Big Oil’s Climate Pledges”
 

WHEN:

Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. ET

 

WHO:    

 

Dr. Michael E. Mann

Professor of Atmospheric Science

The Pennsylvania State University

 

Mr. Mark van Baal

Founder

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Ms. Tracey Lewis

Policy Counsel

Public Citizen

 

Additional Witnesses to be Announced

WATCH:

A livestream will be available on YouTube and the Committee on Oversight and Reform website.  

  

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117th Congress