by Leslie Eastman
Legal Insurrection

Recently, I noted that climate change skeptics who also acted as their states’ attorneys general warned their environmental activist counterparts that plans were being made to “fight fire with fire.”

Afterall, if the government’s environmental activists begin targeting businesses and private organizations under racketeering statutes for denying progressive environmental science theories, then skeptics surely can go after eco-activists for their climate exaggerations and alarmist tactics. Goose, meet gander!

In a way, the pushback has already begun. About one month ago, thirteen Republican members of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee Republicans sent letters to 17 state attorneys general and eight environmental groups requesting documents related to the groups’ coordinated efforts to deprive companies, nonprofit organizations, scientists and scholars of their First Amendment rights and their ability to fund and conduct scientific research free from intimidation and threats of prosecution…

Sorrell and Assistant Attorney General Scott Kline also are now the target of a lawsuit to force them to turn over documents from private email accounts that discuss climate change “deniers.”

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