Oh yes they are spreading disinformation……..

Democratic lawmakers are doubling down on their investigations into those who don’t tow the line on global warming by demanding records from oil companies they allege are part of a conspiracy “spreading disinformation about climate science.”

The Daily Caller News Foundation obtained an email from staffers of Democratic Reps. Ted Lieu of California and Peter Welch of Vermont. In the email, Lieu and Welch ask other lawmakers to sign the letter demanding records from oil companies they say are “hiding and spreading disinformation to both the public and lawmakers alike concerning the science of climate change.”

“The American people deserve answers from the fossil fuel corporations about their actions to massively deceive the public in regards to climate science,” wrote in their pitch to Democrats.

So far, only 18 out of the 188 Democrats in the House have signed onto the letter, including Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona and six others who went after scientists skeptical of man-made global warming earlier this year. Now they are going after oil companies that don’t tow the line on global warming.

“Given that only a handful of members are willing to put their names on this letter, it is clear that this effort is falling flat on its face,” a former Capitol Hill staffer familiar with the matter told TheDCNF.

Grijalva’s attempt to investigate scientists was met with backlash from those worried it would chill free speech. He sent a letter to universities asking for records regarding scientists skeptical of global warming — the letter has since been taken off the House natural resources committee minority’s website.

Democrats have increasingly been calling for government investigations into groups allegedly spreading misinformation about global warming. At least one Democratic senator has called for the government to prosecute global warming skeptics, comparing their activities to tactics used by the tobacco industry.

Democrats have increasingly been calling for government investigations into groups allegedly spreading misinformation about global warming. At least one Democratic senator has called for the government to prosecute global warming skeptics, comparing their activities to tactics used by the tobacco industry.

Democrats’ effort to launch a congressional investigation of Exxon comes as world leaders are preparing to meet in Paris for a United Nations climate summit. Countries are expected to sign onto a successor agreement to the Kyoto Protocol.

Exxon opponents hope vilifying the company will help build public support for regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions.

Exxon Mobil has been the main target of such attacks, and Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have backed a federal investigation of the company.