The U.S. House Judiciary Committee is weaponizing governmental power at a critical time in the climate crisis. It’s trying to stop shareholder representative As You Sow and 13 other organizations from securing climate action from corporations by alleging “antitrust” violations.
Why? Their subpoena claims that asking a company to reduce carbon pollution infringes on the freedom of all Americans. It would be funny if it weren’t a deadly serious example of the oil and gas industry’s grip on our government, economy, and fundamental democratic freedoms.
In fact, the attempt to keep America tied to high-priced oil hurts Americans – in the pocketbook, in weather catastrophes, and in climate-related inflation that makes our food and clothing more expensive.
The House Judiciary Committee is actively protecting the fossil fuel industry at the expense of all Americans. We cannot allow politicians to shut down climate progress. Will you tell them this cannot stand?
Over the past decade, As You Sow has successfully engaged hundreds of companies and investors to secure meaningful climate action. In response, the House Committee opened this investigation to STOP corporate climate action, to STOP progress toward net zero emissions, and to STOP progress toward a sustainable economy.