Quote of the week – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse shamed by hearing witness

“Fossil fuel companies and their allies are funding a massive and sophisticated campaign to mislead the American people about the environmental harm caused by carbon pollution” – Whitehouse
Nope – it’s more like “Alarmists are funding a massive and sophisticated campaign to mislead the American people”

Watts Up With That?

Author and pro-energy advocate Alex Epstein shocked attendees of a congressional hearing when he told a Democratic senator to “apologize” to fossil fuel companies he’s vilified and tried to silence, or he should simply “resign.”

Epstein made the statement during a Senate hearing Wednesday, referring to Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse:

“As long as your life is being made possible by the people in the fossil fuel industry, I think you should be grateful, and I think it is a crime — a moral crime — that you are damning anyone by association,” “I wish Sen. Whitehouse were here because what he is doing to the free speech of those companies and anyone associated with them is unconstitutional and I think he should apologize or resign,”

Epstein, who runs the think tank the Center for Industrial Progress, was referring to Whitehouse’s continued vilification of fossil fuel companies and groups skeptical of…

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