Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Democrat who grew up in Oklahoma and was called “Pocahontas” by former President Trump over her false claims of Indian heritage now wants the U.S. Attorney General to sue the fossil fuel industry.
She and three other Democratic Senators, all described as affiliated with the progressive and climate-hawk wing of the Democratic party, want a suit filed accusing the industry of misleading the public on climate charges.
Joining Warren are Sens. Bernie Sanders, the independent from Vermont, Ed Markey and Jeff Merkley of Oreegon. They contend the oil and gas industry led a concerted effort to misinform about the relationship between fossil fuels and planetary warming reported The Hill.
Their evidence? Communications dating back to 1959 between the American Petroleum Institute and phsicist Edward Teller who warned of planetary warming from burning fossil fuels. They also claim that both Shell and Exxon commissioned and conducted research which concluded there was a relationship between carbon emissions into the atmosphere and rising temperatures.
When Warren ran for President in 2020, she vowed to “ban fracking everywhere,” if she were elected. She also signed a pledge not to take a campaign of more than $200 from the oil and gas industry.
“On my first day as president, I will sign an executive order that puts a total moratorium on all new fossil fuel leases for drilling offshore and on public lands. And I will ban fracking—everywhere.”