Energy in Depth: As New Emails Show AGs Running for the Hills, #ExxonKnew Activists Pull Increasingly Desperate Stunts

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by Katie Brown, PhD
Energy in Depth

New emails released today by Energy and Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) reveal what has been long suspected: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pretty much alone in his #ExxonKnew crusade, while the other AGs have been running for the hills. The new emails show several of the 17 AGs in the climate coalition expressing concern about being associated with these investigations, even calling Schneiderman a “wild card” and saying that being linked with his campaign makes them “nervous.”

These emails are only further evidence that the only folks left standing on #ExxonKnew are Schneiderman, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and 350.org activist Bill McKibben, who are engaging in increasingly desperate stunts to keep the campaign alive. In a piece in the Guardian, McKibben and his #ExxonKnew friends literally went off the deep end, going as far as to accuse ExxonMobil of “murdering” the world’s coral reefs and diving underwater to wrap “crime scene tape…around those bleached coral heads.” They took a picture to prove it.

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