Climate Change Activists Making Energy The New Tobacco?

One News Now cited CEI’s Senior Fellow Chris Horner on Attorney General lawsuit against Exxon.

Chris Horner of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) delved further into the issue:

“I have to sympathize with the statement made by the Exxon Mobil spokesman, which was to point out something we’ve been principally responsible for revealing to the public and that is, their quote was, ‘These baseless allegations are the product of closed-door lobbying by specialist interests, political opportunism and the attorney general’s inability to admit that its three-year investigation has covered no wrongdoing,’” Horner pointed out.

He went on to say that climate change activists are trying to make energy the next tobacco.

“It’s a fairly broad statement, but the thrust of that was this is the product of lobbying by plaintiffs’ attorneys who very helpfully laid out a roadmap, including a cry for help for a single sympathetic attorney general to begin subpoenaing private entities’ records so the plaintiffs’ attorneys with their donors and green group activists that they were advising could make energy the next tobacco and obtain something larger than the settlement that was obtained in the tobacco litigation because energy, of course, plays a much larger role in our economy,” Horner explained.

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