Constitutional Lawyer: Dem AGs Are Trying To Silence Global Warming Skeptics With Prosecution

AG Eric SchneidermanAG Eric SchneidermanA prominent constitutional lawyer has fired back against Democratic attorneys general pledging to investigate oil, coal and gas companies for not being alarmist enough about how global warming will impact their finances.

“We should all be concerned when state prosecutors announce that they will be targeting Americans for their views on controversial issues like climate change,” David Rivkin, Jr., a constitutional litigator who served in former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush’s administrations, said in an emailed statement.

Rivkin was reacting to a pledge made by more than a dozen attorneys general from Democratic states calling for “aggressively protecting and building upon the recent progress” made by the Obama administration on global warming, including the embattled Clean Power Plan.

Democratic AGs are also “working together on key climate change-related initiatives, such as ongoing and potential investigations into whether fossil fuel companies misled investors and the public on the impact of climate change on their businesses,” according to a press release from the New York AG’s office.

New York AG Eric Schneiderman has already launched investigations into Peabody Energy, a coal company, and ExxonMobil, an oil company, over alleged misrepresentations of how these companies disclose the risks of global warming to their shareholders.

Now, the AGs of California, Massachusetts and the U.S. Virgin Islands have launched probes into how Exxon handled disclosing potential global warming risks of their operations to shareholders. All of these investigations are based on news reports from journalists funded by a left-wing nonprofit bent on getting institutions to divest from fossil fuel companies.

Reports by InsideClimate News and Columbia University claim Exxon knew of the dangers of global warming before it was well understood by other scientists, hid that knowledge from the public and then funded groups opposed to environmental regulations.

Rivkin says the charges against Exxon — and the fossil fuel industry in general — are part of an effort to silence those opposed to government regulations to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

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    Amber

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    Scary global warming fraud is at the stage now of a car crash when all the ambulance chasers get involved . It will take decades to arrive at nothing so lets enjoy all that global warming while it lasts . We have 20-25 years before scary global cooling stories appear from those learned climate modellers and flim flam promoters looking to take us again .

    Can’t wait to see the high priests of the global warmies and pals on the stand .

    Some may even have to get a jail pass to share their great wisdom .

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    Amber

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    Rivkin is the kind of person America needs to recover America before left wing fascists gain any traction . The scary global warming industry wants a new tax to fund their political
    agendas .Their bully tactics have always back fired and will do again . They could care less if their attempt to fleece people is harmful to the American public interests because their objective is to funnel money through places like the Green Climate Fund based in South Korea .

    Other countries are waking up to the devastating realities of fuel poverty created by
    government policy including massive government subsidies to “green ” businesses .
    Germany ,the UK are a study of green muck
    gone wrong .

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    JayPee

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    The companies HAIR SCHNYTER MAHN is accusing of failure of disclosure should probably be attacked for failing to disclose the idiotic attacks against the companies by agenda driven jerks like HAIR SCHNYTER MAHN and AL GORE !

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    amirlach

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