The Daily Caller reports on the subpoena sent to CEI in attempts to silence the debate on climate change.
U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Walker served the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) with a subpoena Thursday, about a week after agreeing to join attorneys general in New York, California and Massachusetts to probe allegations Exxon misled the public on global warming by funding groups — like CEI.
CEI has until the end of the month to comply with the subpoena asking for records going back 20 years. CEI has promised to fight the subpoena, which they say is politically-motivated and meant to silence critics of “global warming alarmist industry.”
“CEI has long been public enemy number one to the global warming alarmist industry, which knows that it can’t win an open public debate on the merits of their anti-energy, anti-people agenda,” Myron Ebell, CEI’s director of energy and global warming policy, said.
Ebell said global warming alarmists have long been targeting the think tank, which has been one of the most effective groups in exposing collusion between activists and public officials.
“The subpoena we received today is just the latest round in a campaign of harassment and intimidation begun in 2006 designed to win the debate by silencing and destroying CEI and other non-profit groups that rely on sound science to speak truth to power,” Ebell said. “They will continue to threaten us, but we will not give up defending freedom and prosperity.”
Read the full article at the Daily Caller.