House GOP Threatens To Subpoena Dem AGs Investigating Global Warming Skeptics

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey

Republicans on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology are threatening to subpoena records from Democratic states attorneys general investigating ExxonMobil and supposedly affiliated global warming skeptic groups.

“Your office’s written responses to the Committee’s request thus far, as well as those of your fellow ‘Green 20’ attorneys general, are a deliberate attempt to mask the true purpose of your investigation and mischaracterize the Committee’s oversight,” Texas Rep. Lamar Smith, who chairs the committee, wrote in a letter sent to the AGs of Massachusetts and New York.

Smith is reiterating his demand for documents related to AGs and environmentalists investigating Exxon based on reports by liberal reporters the company allegedly misled investors and the public on climate science.

New York AG Eric Schneiderman kicked off Exxon investigations in November, alleging the company misled investors on the risks global warming pose to its business. Massachusetts and the U.S. Virgin Islands quickly followed Schneiderman’s lead and began their own probes into Exxon.

“Characterizing your investigation as solely focused on Exxon and its statements is a misrepresentation,” Smith wrote. “The publicly available subpoenas issued by members of the ‘Green 20’ are overbroad and would, in fact, capture communications between and among scientists at universities conducting federally funded scientific research, as well as between and among numerous non-profit organizations.”

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    GR82DRV

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    Exactly!
    These weasels assume they are above the law while they abuse it to prosecute their political enemies.

    About time.

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    Amber

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    How can this happen in the USA ? Some AG’s , discredit the office of all AG’s by forming a lobby group for “Clean Power ” .They allegedly meet with others not in government to strategize about using their public offices as a means to threaten and bully people in companies they hope to shake down and silence . Not grasping the serious offences they chose to commit they also hook up with a investment firm promoter, AL Gore , to launch their attack at a press conference while collecting government pay checks .
    These clowns are supposed to know the law . Turn over the documents and don’t leave town .
    So now it is their turn to

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    Amber

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    Worry warmest’s need something to fuss about which is OK . Like a mental disorder
    they have something to be paranoid and anxious about to channel their dread .
    They don’t care what the science is . It is just comforting to think humans are bad
    and deserving of penance. Kind of like the winning formula of many religions .
    The real rounders are the conmen who exploit these people and try to turn
    a positive thing CO2 into an evil thing .
    Modern day witch hunters like some AG’s are evidence we haven’t evolved too far .
    Right now there are far bigger issues to be concerned about like stop shooting each other .

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