Sen. Jeff Sessions on Oil Companies and Speech

By May 22, 2008Global Warming

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) followed Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) in questioning oil company executives yesterday at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gas prices. Sessions’ comments seem directed at Sen. Whitehouse’s comments cited below.

Well, this is a free country, and if you want to invest your money in expressing a view on science, you have every right to do so. And I think you have an individual responsibility to make sure it’s done with integrity, because you’re major corporations and you have great responsibilities.

I understand fundamentally that a responsible, large corporation exists to make a profit, but you have a responsibility also to do so in a way that’s consistent with high ethical standards.

An .mp3 file of Sen. Sessions’ remarks is here.

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