Offensive Tirade Against Climate expert by Gop Lawmaker

A Republican member screamed at and belittled an expert who condemned the fossil fuel industry's environmental effect as well as its involvement in black and brown neighbourhoods at a House climate oversight hearing on Thursday.

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Raya Salter, an energy justice lawyer who works on the New York State Climate Action Council, was called to speak before House members during a hearing on the oil and gas industry's lack of responsibility and its part in the climate catastrophe.

Salter, a black woman, spoke on the disproportionate impact of the fossil fuel business on black and brown communities, as well as low-income families. Instead of concentrating on the genuine solution—moving away from fossil fuels—she claimed that businesses are seeking to pin the climate catastrophe on specific customers and environmental activists.

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