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Friday, April 01, 2016

Subject: Democrat Attorneys General to Police Climate Change Dissent

A coalition of Democratic attorneys general in 16 states announced Tuesday an unprecedented campaign to pursue companies that challenge the catastrophic climate change narrative, raising concerns over free speech and the use of state authority to punish political foes.

Standing beside former Vice President Al Gore, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the state officials are committed to “working together on key climate-related initiatives,” including queries into whether fossil fuel companies like ExxonMobil have committed fraud by deceiving the public and shareholders about the impact of man-made carbon dioxide emissions.

Two states — California and New York — already have launched probes into ExxonMobil, while attorneys general from Massachusetts and the Virgin Islands indicated Tuesday that they would follow suit. Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Walker, an independent, is the only non-Democrat involved in the campaign, called AGs United for Clean Power.

“The bottom line is simple: Climate change is real; it is a threat to all the people we represent,” Mr. Schneiderman said. “If there are companies, whether they’re utilities, whether they’re fossil fuel companies, committing fraud in an effort to maximize their short-term profits at the expense of the people we represent, we want to find out about it. We want to expose it and want to pursue them to the fullest extent of the law.”

Mr. Schneiderman also announced that 20 attorneys general representing 18 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands filed a brief Tuesday in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan rule, which has been challenged by attorneys general in 25 mostly red states.



Anonymous said...

Pretty scary. The Climate Gestapo with state prosecutorial powers.

Anonymous said...

With the recent eruption of the volcano in Alaska, it was estimated that it emitted more co2 in the atmosphere than man could produce in 1000 years. And, by the way, remember that Al Gore claimed that he invented the computer.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but I think there are more important things that we have to worry about at this time (like isis). If we don't get a handle on it we won't have to worry about climate change cause we won't be here to handle

Steve said...

map, free speech is VERY important in fighting ISIS. If we are told that anti ISIS speech is illegal, then you become unable to write Andy Harris of your opinion, and Ben Cardin would have you arrested if Babs didn't think about it first. Our first and second amendments protect all the other Amendments.

Tread lightly here...

Anonymous said...

Cry,cry,cry,Steve!!Your still registered Democrat so ghat means YOUR the problem! ##!! But let's blame everyone but YOU!!!BRILLIANT! !!!

Anonymous said...

The true danger lies in GEOENGINEERING.

The ongoing geoengineering is changing the hydrological cycle and causing massive release of methane deposits in the north Atlantic Ocean. It is also poisoning the planet with heavy metals and making people and animals (and plants) sick.

Anonymous said...

7:24 - did you ever notice how the so-called "environmentalists" truly believe in computer modeling and adulterated data but refuse to look up into the sky and acknowledge what is right in front of their eyes - the real cause of man-made global warming? People, break free of your normalcy biases.