Think tank vows to fight climate change subpoena

The Hill reports on the subpoena sent to CEI from Attorney General Claude Walker. 

The Competitive Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C., says it has received a subpoena from the attorney general for the U.S. Virgin Islands related to its work on climate change.

The group, which “questions global warming alarmism” and opposes government climate regulations, according to the website, has vowed to “vigorously fight to quash this subpoena,” tied to a broader investigation into the climate science of fossil fuel interests.

“It is an affront to our First Amendment rights of free speech and association for Attorney General [Claude] Walker to bring such intimidating demands against a nonprofit group,” CEI General Counsel Sam Kazman said in a statement.

“If Walker and his allies succeed, the real victims will be all Americans, whose access to affordable energy will be hit by one costly regulation after another, while scientific and policy debates are wiped out one subpoena at a time."

The CEI said the subpoena requests communications, emails, statements and other documents related to its climate work, as well as information about its donors, from between 1997 and 2007.

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