Most Voters Oppose Government Prosecution of Climate Skeptics, Say Debate Isn’t Over: Poll

The Washington Times reports on a Rasmussen Reports survey that reveals voters oppose official's efforts to prosecute scientist who oppose their stance on climate change. CEI encountered one of these efforts in the form of a subpoena for their research on climate change. 

An overwhelming majority of voters oppose government efforts to investigate and prosecute scientists and others, including major corporations, who question global warming.

A Rasmussen Reports survey released Tuesday found that 69 percent of likely U.S. voters are opposed to such investigations, while only 15 percent approve of them. Another 16 percent are undecided.

The poll comes amid investigations by Democratic state attorneys general into whether ExxonMobil committed “fraud” by underplaying the extent and impact of global warming. Subpoenas issued in Massachusetts and the Virgin Islands as part of the probe have also named universities, academics and think tanks.

Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude E. Walker has dropped his subpoenas of ExxonMobil and the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free-market think tank based in Washington, D.C.

Read the full article at The Washington Times