Liberal AG Probes Free Market Think Tank For Questioning Global Warming
The Daily Caller reports on the subpoena an attorney general sent CEI regarding their work on climate change.
AG General Claude Walker served the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a D.C.-based free market think tank, with a subpoena Thursday, in an apparent effort to tie the think tank into allegations Exxon was trying to cover up global warming science while funding skeptics. Walker asked for “decade’s worth of communications, emails, statements, drafts, and other documents regarding CEI’s work on climate change and energy policy, including private donor information,” according to an emailed statement from CEI.
“CEI will vigorously fight to quash this subpoena,” CEI General Counsel Sam Kazman said in a statement. “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 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, director of energy and global warming policy at CEI, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
“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,” he continued. “They will continue to threaten us, but we will not give up defending freedom and prosperity.”
Read the full article at the Daily Caller.