Dem AGs mounting Big Tobacco-style probe of oil companies, industry fights back
Fox News reports on CEI's decision to fight the subpoena they recieved from Attorney General Claude Walker.
The stories also claimed the fossil fuel industry financed a distortion campaign by funding various think tanks, including the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), which received a subpoena from U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude E. Walker, an independent.
CEI said it will “vigorously fight” the subpoena.
“It is an affront to our First Amendment rights of free speech and association for Attorney General Walker to bring such intimidating demands against a nonprofit group,” CEI General Counsel Sam Kazman said in a statement.
The subpoena seeks emails, statements and other documents about CEI's work on environmental issues, as well as information about its donors.
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