Anti energy left has been losing the argument, now using liberal AG's to suppress dissent

Fuel Fix:
Attorneys general from 15 states put the fossil fuel industry on notice Tuesday, announcing they would be exploring investigations into whether companies and industry groups misled the public about climate change and the viability of renewable energy.

“They’re drilling places in the Arctic they couldn’t drill 20 years ago because the ice sheets are melting. Yet they told the public for years there were no competent models, a phrase used by an Exxon executive,” New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a press conference. “The first amendment does not give you the right to commit fraud.”

The announcement ramps up an ongoing effort by the New York Attorney General’s Office to prosecute oil and coal companies for efforts to undermine climate change research, bringing into the fold in law enforcement from states from California to Virginia, along with the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

In November Schneiderman acknowledged his office was investigating Irving-based Exxon Mobil over a campaign in the 1990s that questioned scientific research showing climate change was intensifying.Tuesday he said that investigation was ongoing and would be “aggressive” but “careful and meticulous.”

Last year the New York agency also announced Peabody Energy, one of the world’s largest coal producers, had violated state law in its stance on climate change, forcing the company to rewrite statements to shareholders. The revision stated, “concerns about the environmental impacts of coal combustion…could significantly affect demand for our products or our securities.”

Exxon, which was cited frequently by attorneys general Tuesday, released a statement calling the investigation into disparities between the company’s public statements and its own climate change research “politically motivated.”

“The allegations repeated today are an attempt to limit free speech and are the antithesis of scientific inquiry. Left unchallenged, they could stifle the search for solutions to the real risks from climate change. ExxonMobil recognizes the risks posed by climate change, and we believe that everyone should be engaged in meaningful action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” read a statement from Suzanne McCarron, Exxon vice president for public and government affairs.
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Until the proponents of global warming can explain what aspect of their assumptions is invalid in their climate models which have been proven wrong consistently,  they should not try to stifle debate on the issue.

For that matter. how many of these AG's use alternative energy for all their energy needs?  Do they still drive cars, or have drivers?  Do they still turn on the lights at their offices for electricity supplied by fossil fuels?  There should be a high bar for this kind of political shakedown operation.

If they are claiming that the companies with different opinions on the viability of alternative energy are wrong, why aren't these AG's using it exclusively?

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