Republican AGs Fight Back Against Democrat AGs Climate Persecution

Global Warming


Using the power of government to further your own political agenda is a corruption that would never have been done in years past. But today’s Left wants to win at any cost and tradition, the rule of law and the Constitution mean nothing to them. Republicans have had enough and are threatening to prosecute Climate Change Alarmists.

Rick Moran writes for American Thinker:

Thirteen state GOP attorneys general have sent a letter to the Democratic AG’s who are investigating ExxonMobile for fraud in climate change research, telling them that if minimizing the danger of climate change is fraud, so is exaggerating the peril. They threaten to prosecute climate alarmists for making spectacular claims of disaster that have not materialized.

Washington Times:

If Democratic attorneys general can pursue climate change skeptics for fraud, then also at risk of prosecution are climate alarmists whose predictions of global doom have failed to materialize.

The “cuts both ways” argument was among those raised by 13 Republican attorneys general in a letter urging their Democratic counterparts to stop using their law enforcement power against fossil fuel companies and others that challenge the climate change catastrophe narrative.

“Consider carefully the legal precedent and threat to free speech, said the state prosecutors in their letter this week, headed by Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange.

“If it is possible to minimize the risks of climate change, then the same goes for exaggeration,” said the letter. “If minimization is fraud, exaggeration is fraud.”

The letter comes as Exxon Mobil fights off subpoenas by two prosecutors — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude E. Walker — for decades’ worth of climate-related documents and communications with academics, universities and free-market think tanks.

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and California Attorney General Kamala Harris have also reportedly launched probes.

The 17 attorneys general — 16 Democrats and one independent — announced at a March 29 press conference that they had formed a coalition, AGs United for Clean Power.

“We think this effort by our colleagues to police the global warming debate through the power of the subpoena is a grave mistake,” said the letter.

The name of the coalition itself shows that the attorneys general “have taken the unusual step of aligning themselves with the competition of their investigative targets,” namely the solar and wind energy.

“If the focus is fraud, such alignment by law enforcement sends the dangerous signal that companies in certain segments of the energy market need not worry about their misrepresentations,” said the GOP letter.

Democrats have denied that the effort violates Exxon’s free-speech rights. Schneiderman spokesman Eric Soufer said in a statement that, “The law is clear: the First Amendment does not give any corporation the right to commit fraud.”

Think of how many global warming predictions over the last decade or so have been based on junk science or no science at all. The melting of the arctic ice cap by 2014 is my favorite. But the most important prediction that failed to come true is the failure of every single model that predicted a rise in temperature. Even the Intergovermmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) agrees that there has been a pause in warming. The predictions about the rise in ocean levels has also been laughably wrong. 

If the AG’s go through with their threat, their number one target should be Al Gore. He has not only been spectacularly wrong in many of his predictions, but he has also become fabulously wealthy by gaming the carbon trading system and capitalizing on his notoriety as the number one scaremonger in the world. I fantasize about putting him in an orange jumpsuit and making him do the perp walk in front of the cameras.

The GOP AG’s point is sound. A scientific disagreement should not be criminalized. Nor should free speech be chilled by prosecuting people you disagree with. Their plea will fall on deaf ears, however, because of the billions of dollars that the Democrats are looking to extort from Exxon. 

Compared to that, free speech just doesn’t matter.

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Meanwhile the President quadruples down on Global Warming, as written by Thomas Lifson at American Thinker:

President Obama and his family are enjoying Father’s Day in Yosemite National Park, a place of stunning natural beauty that refreshes the mind, the heart, and the soul. But of course, Obama being Obama and America needing constant correction of the evils of our ways,  the trip became yet another opportunity for Obama to lecture us on why we should never emit CO2 the way he does, because all that CO2 will warm up the planet, according to computer models that haven’t predicted anything correctly.

Oh, and it will also make the planet greener, literally, by providing the CO2 that plants need. But that is not what the president told us:

Obama remarked not just on the beauty of the parks but also the threats they’re under from climate change. He said officials at Yosemite told him climate change has already forced some bird habitats to move further north and long-standing wetlands have begun to dry up. Across the country, Obama said rising seas threaten everywhere from the Everglades to New York’s iconic State of Liberty.

“That’s not the America I want to pass on to the next generation. That’s not the legacy I think any of us want to leave behind. The idea that these places that sear themselves into your memory could be marred or lost to history, that’s to be taken seriously. We can’t treat these things as something that we deal with later,” Obama said. “On this issue, unlike a lot of issues, there’s such a thing as being too late.”

Not only did President Obama bring a 40 car motorcade to Yosemite, causing no small amount of mirth on Twitter:

His aerial carbon emissions were spectacular:

Back at Castle Airport (formerly Castle AFB) near Merced. The CO2 has been spewing for days and days:

There already has been activity at Castle this week from jumbo jets delivering equipment and Marine One and Two, the presidential helicopters, said Joe Pruzzo, CEO of Castle Air Museum.
He said Air Force One doesn’t go anywhere without an entourage and plenty of backup. “You’ll definitely see a secure perimeter around it,” he said. “I would assume that Secret Service (would) have a perimeter around the airfield itself.”

Pruzzo said a maintenance crew is always close by in case the equipment needs servicing and a backup plane accompanies Air Force One. Also typically in the entourage, he said, is a jet that can provide in-flight refueling.

Well, at least all the CO2 will help the vegetation at Yosemite.

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