Virgin Islands AG raises free-speech fears with subpoena for climate dissenters

The Washington Times reports on the subpoena an attorney general sent CEI regarding documents on climate change work. 

One of the 17 attorneys general who vowed last week to target climate change fraud issued a subpoena Thursday to the free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute in what its counsel described as an attack on free speech.

CEI general counsel Sam Kazman said he would fight to quash the subpoena on First Amendment grounds. The subpoena was issued by Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude E. Walker, a leader of the prosecutors’ climate change campaign.

According to the CEI, the subpoena requests “communications, emails, statements, drafts, and other documents regarding CEI’s work on climate change and energy policy, including private donor information. It demands that CEI produce these materials from 20 years ago, from 1997-2007, by April 30, 2016.”

The think-tank, which champions “sound climate science,” is known for its skeptical view of the catastrophic climate change narrative, raising fears that the attorneys general will target not just fraud but scientific disagreement on climate issues.

Read the full article at the Washington Times.