Eric Schneiderman for Attorney General

House GOP is trying to stop fraud investigations into fossil fuel companies. Tell them to back off.

House GOP is trying to stop fraud investigations into fossil fuel companies. Tell them to back off.

For ordinary Americans, Washington is broken. But for powerful special interests like fossil fuel companies, it’s a well-oiled machine.

My office is investigating whether certain fossil fuel companies have lied to their investors and consumers about the impacts of climate change on their business.

We found deeply troubling evidence of fraud and deception at Peabody Energy, then the world’s largest publicly traded coal company, and we put a stop to it.

Now, we are investigating Exxon, and its allies are in a panic.

Texas Congressman Lamar Smith, Big Oil’s best friend on Capitol Hill, is trying to short-circuit my investigation, by investigating me and Maura Healey, Massachusetts’ Attorney General, who has launched a similar inquiry.

Smith, who chairs the House’s Science Committee but does not believe in climate change, has even issued an unprecedented subpoena demanding our law enforcement investigation file.

In American history, Congress has never tried to interfere with a state attorney general’s law enforcement investigation–until now.┬áThat’s because, for the first time, someone is finally asking Big Oil tough questions.

House Republicans’ shocking overreach cannot stand.

Tell Republicans in Congress to stop protecting their corporate cronies and to allow law enforcement to do its job without political interference.

Sign the petition now.