Congressperson Lamar Smith (R-TX), who denies the existence of global warming, is Chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. What could possibly go wrong?
Recently, a scientist named Jagadish Shukla penned a letter to the White House asking that fossil fuel companies be investigated under antiracketeering laws for funding disinformation campaigns about global warming (a campaign we know they did and have continued to do).
Smith’s response? He has called for an investigation into a nonprofit energy research group headed by Shukla [the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration “NOAA”]. Seriously. Huh?
I’m sure it’s [just] a coincidence that oil and gas companies have given well over $600k in donations to Smith’s election campaigns over the years.