Major US oil companies grilled by Congress for misleading public about climate change

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Washington, Oct 29 : Top executives of the major US oil companies appeared before US lawmakers on Thursday to face allegations of misleading the public about climate change, BBC reported on Friday.

They were grilled about the impact of the fossil fuels and the environmental toll they have been taking around the world.

The hearing was the first time oil bosses had answered questions publicly and under oath, with firms such as BP and Shell having to answer some very tough questions.

During the 6 hour session the executives of Exxon Mobil, Chevron, BP and Shell repeatedly spoke about their efforts to transition to clean energy and denied misleading the public.

The hearing in House of Representatives Oversight Committee was part of a broad probe that Democrats have called historic and said would last a year.


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