In her own words: “When it comes to climate change, our very existence is at stake. I have an 8-year-old grandson, and I think about what the world is going to be like when he’s 38. Will it be a place where our cities are underwater part of the time? Will it be a place where the Midwest has burned up? Where we’ve lost some of our great forests? Will it be a place where large parts of the oceans are dead? Will it be a place where people around the world are just fighting for clean water? We’re running out of time to make change, and right now, Washington refuses to lift a finger without permission from the fossil fuel companies. That’s dangerous and wrong. We are the wealthiest nation in the history of the world – of course we can afford to make real investments in renewable energy, green infrastructure, and a Green New Deal. We must meet the urgency of the moment, and I’m in this fight all the way.”

(Source: candidate survey)

Elizabeth Warren Climate Change News Feed

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Warren Wants to Make It a Crime for Corporations to Lie to Regulators

In light of recent revelations that ExxonMobil determined as far back as 1982 that humankind had contributed to climate change and then withheld that knowledge from the public for almost four decades, Elizabeth Warren released a plan on Tuesday to make it a crime for corporations to knowingly spread misinformation. Warren’s “corporate perjury” law would … Continue reading "https://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2019/11/warren-wants-to-make-it-a-crime-for-corporations-to-lie-to-regulators/?fbclid=IwAR13FjXoC2gggtmrRpPbK-DKSoR0JAOwQkSuV7yPdtAiUAez5-pKfdev4M0"

Mother Jones

Warren pledges corporate perjury law to fight misinformation

The Democratic presidential candidate’s proposal takes aim at companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp., which she said had spent millions of dollars to spread misinformation about the effects of fossil fuels on climate change.

BostonGlobe.com

Exxon’s scientists knew that climate change was real decades ago. They could’ve shared their science with the public. Instead, they and the fossil fuel industry launched a decades-long campaign to cover up the facts and deceive government regulators and the American people.

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Fighting Corporate Perjury

My plan to End Washington Corruption prevents companies like Exxon from using industry-funded fake research to mislead federal regulators. And if bad actors like Exxon break the rules and deliberately lie to government agencies, my plan will treat them the same way the law treats someone who lies in court — by subjecting them to … Continue reading "https://medium.com/@teamwarren/fighting-corporate-perjury-2346950a08b8"

Medium

Elizabeth Warren’s new plan would jail lying fossil fuel executives

Warren’s proposal, which is part and parcel of her larger anti-corruption push, zeroes in on fossil fuel companies. Specifically, ExxonMobil — a company that is currently mired in lawsuits that allege it knew climate change was real in the 1980s and misled investors and the public about it.

Grist

Warren proposes 'corporate perjury' law related to industry-funded research

Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday proposed a new “corporate perjury” law that she would pursue if elected to the White House, inspired by Exxon Mobil Corp’s past failure to share accurate climate change research with government regulators.

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Warren in New Hampshire

Warren used Esper’s example to underscore what she considers the pervasive corruption that has hijacked the federal government. She said the climate change emergency was partially born out of fossil fuel lobby money infiltrating Washington D.C., which gave mostly Republican politicians cover to doubt established climate science.

seacoastonline.com

Threat to humanity': Candidates discuss environmental issues at S.C. State forum

Six 2020 Democratic presidential candidates took the stage Friday night, answering questions and engaging with audience members at the first-ever presidential forum on environmental justice on the campus of South Carolina State University.

The Times and Democrat