Thank Kamala Harris!
Take bow, pat yourself on the back and give yourself a firm handshake -- you did it. Just hours after our latest action online this week, we got word that California Attorney General (AG) Kamala Harris will be launching an investigation into Exxon's climate cover-up. Harris follows New York AG, Eric Schneiderman, who launched an investigation last year to determine if Exxon has been misleading investors since the 1970s, when their own research revealed the reality and dangers of climate change. The research also revealed that the burning of fossil fuels is the primary cause of climate disruption.
Instead of taking a leadership role in reducing global warming pollution and investing in renewable sources, Exxon funded both think tanks and politicians who deny climate science. But this week, they are feeling the heat from the two largest states in the country and the world's seventh largest economy. We joined an awesome coalition including friends from Climate Hawks Vote, Climate Truth, Oil Change International and the Union of Concerned Scientists to get AG Harris to do the right thing, and our hard work has paid off!
Sign our Thank You card to Kamala for doing the right thing right here.