I think the gentleman was out of line ,he played the race card.I think we learned the he was paid by Exxon Mobil to oppose the bill. Nothing wrong with who his sponsors her. They selected him to try to portray the Black community as being against clean energy.We know the funder of reports get the reports they want w/o asking.It is not illegit for black business interest to oppose gov. legislation,but there is not anything wrong with pointing out other Black groups support it. Maybe he believed that Exxon Mobil did not hire him b/c he was black: for shame.
I dare say they could have found a firm with black owners who did not have Black in their title to prepare the report.