Monday, April 18, 2016

Attorneys Generals and climate change groups colluded on prosecuting dissenters, emails show

Washington Times:  In the hours before they took the stage for their March 29 press conference, Democratic attorneys general received a secret briefing from two top environmentalists on pursuing climate change dissenters.
Peter Frumhoff of the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Climate Accountability Institute’s Matt Pawa spent 45 minutes each providing talking points behind the scenes on “the imperative of taking action now” and “climate change litigation,” according to a cache of emails released over the weekend by the free market Energy & Environmental Legal Institute.
For climate change groups, the New York press event was the culmination of four years of planning and advocacy in support of an explosive proposition: using the legal system to link fossil fuel firms and others challenging the catastrophic global warming consensus to fraud and even racketeering, the emails and other documents show.
For climate change groups, the New York press event was the culmination of four years of planning and advocacy in support of an explosive proposition: using the legal system to link fossil fuel firms and others challenging the catastrophic global warming consensus to fraud and even racketeering, the emails and other documents show. (read more)

Update: The case against Exxon and CEI will not stop with Exxon and CEI

11 comments:

Leland said...

Republicans always called fascists, because people who don't understand the term think it means they will unfairly use government to prosecute people. Yet, when evidence exists of collusion of government officials to deny Americans rights clearly described in the US Constitution: yawn...

ndspinelli said...

Climate change is the new secular religion and this is all part of their Inquisition.

Lem said...

Williamson tries to make the case that if people can be made (persuading takes too long) to accept women with penises as real as the real McCoy... anything is literally possible.

Prosecuting climate change denial should be a sinch.

edutcher said...

Cinch.

Don't know what sinch is, but it sounds like something used in bondage.

Where's Titus, he would know.

bagoh20 said...

Soon there will be no truth to argue about anyway.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/434158/watch-college-kids-cant-explain-why-short-white-man-isnt-tall-asian-woman

Jim in St Louis said...

I disagree there is an environmental religion, unless you have the view that religion must be filled with hypocrites.
I suppose there are some true green believers, but I doubt the US attorneys are wearing hemp britches and biking to work every day.


The purpose seems to be to prevent or discourage funding of studies that would disagree with the settled science.
So my next question is who is benefitting? Is this a hunt for fines and penalties and consent decrees? Who would get that money?

Chip Ahoy said...

That déjà vu thing just happened again really hard this time.

AllenS said...

They won't be happy until we're back in the dark ages. They'll be the first to die off.

Amartel said...

Trying to get his sinch off.

Rhythm and Balls said...

Did they do anything illegal? No? Then who cares.

Stop being shills for Sun Myung Moon's holding company. He had enough problems with the law and with the truth.

Leland said...

Did they do anything illegal?

Yes