Exxon And Climate Change: Are State Prosecutors Overly Expansionist?

Forbes reports on the attorneys generals intimidation collusion with enviornmental activist groups and their subpoena for CEI documents. 

Last week’s episode of “AGs Know Best” took a dramatic turn when some emails were discovered through the Freedom of Information Act — ones that showed a formal meeting took place among the state AGs with an environmental lawyer and a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists to single out the oil giant about what it may have known about climate change dating back to 1980.

How did all this come to light? The Energy & Environment Legal Institute, which is a free-market think tank with ties to the Competitive Enterprise Institute, obtained emails through the Freedom of Information Act that prove such a meeting took place. The institute then shared those notes with Reuters and the Wall Street Journal, which allegedly asked the activists not to talk about the meeting.

“These emails strongly suggest the financial motive for AGs to pursue their political opponents, not content with merely silencing and scaring away support for those who dare disagree with their extreme global warming agenda,” said Craig Richardson, E&E Legal’s Executive Director, in a statement.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute, for instance, received a subpoena to turn over all documents tied to climate change that it had gathered from 1997 to 2007. It says that such a subpoena incorrectly implies criminal wrongdoing.

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