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Climate Change Law

GOP Fights Back – Demands that Democrat AG’s Stop Persecuting Climate Change Skeptics!

Jeff Dunetz
Written by Jeff Dunetz

Perhaps, these attorneys skipped their constitutional law class when they discussed the 1st Amendment in Law School. Liberal Attorneys General (AGs) from 25 states, territories, cities and counties have formed the “AGs United for Clean Power,” an organization designed come up with ways to prosecute people, organizations, and companies who are also climate skeptics.

One such tactic includes facilitating ongoing and potential joint investigations into whether fossil fuel companies and industry groups mislead the public about the dangers of climate change or the viability of renewable energy resources.

GOP members of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee are putting pressure on the liberal AGs by asking the the state attorneys generals in the group to reveal their communications with environmental organizations, mirroring what the “United for Clean Power” group is doing with climate skeptics .

The committee members sent letters to each of the 17 State AGs in the group trying to ban free speech. The letters “renew an earlier request to the state attorneys general for information detailing their communications with environmental organizations.”

They also ask for communications between employees for the state attorneys general and the Justice Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, or the White House.

“The committee intends to continue its vigorous oversight of the coordinated attempt to deprive companies, nonprofit organizations, and scientists of their First Amendment rights and ability to fund and conduct scientific research free from intimidation and threats of prosecution,” the letters say.

The top state law enforcement officials on the receiving end are given until the close of business June 24 to provide the House committee with “all documents and communications” between their offices and environmental activist groups pertaining to their potential prosecution of nonprofit groups, companies, and individual scientists for not toeing the official line on global warming.

Also last week, a group of Republican AGs who probably went to the class on the First Amendment sent a letter to the “AGs United for Clean Power” to give them the message that what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Or, in other words, if the “Clean Power” AGs start prosecuting climate skeptics, they will start prosecuting climate alarmists…

 

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About the author

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff is a Journalist, Blogger and one of the rare Jewish conservatives in a sea of north east liberal Jews (Thanksgiving dinner is a real pip). Jeff was honored with the 2014 Not For Profit Blogger of the Year award by the National Blogger's Club, is editor/publisher of The Lid (Lidblog.com), contributing reporter at MRCTV.org and Political Columnist for the newspaper, The Jewish Star.

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