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The Climate Pod

Oct 30, 2019

Recently, the House held hearings on Big Oil to allow former Exxon scientists to testify and explain what the company knew about climate change and when they knew it. E&E News' Nick Sobczyk breaks down the day and what Democrats in the House may want to accomplish with these hearings. Also, as a prominent Republican lawmaker complains about the hearings being held by the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee, Earther's Yessenia Funes explains why that's exactly the right place for these hearings to occur. 

Finally, InsideClimate News' Nicholas Kusnetz reviews the first week of Exxon's trial in New York, tells us the central question that will likely decide the case, and describes some of the courtroom drama that has already occurred. 

AND WE ANNOUNCED A LIVE SHOW WOOHOOO! Get tickets to The Climate Pod Live at Lincoln Hall in Chicago on November 18th at 7 pm here. 

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Further Reading: 

Yessenia Funes' "Why the Oil Industry's Climate Denial Is a Civil Rights Issue" 

Nick Sobczyk's "Democrats Target Big Oil, Starting With Exxon"
Nicholas Kusnetz' "Key Question As Exxon Climate Trial Begins: What Did Investors Believe?"