For Immediate Release:
April 19, 2016

Contact:
Craig Richardson
Richardson@eelegal.org
703-981-5553

E&E Legal Releases Updated ‘Energy Poverty’ Video to Remind World Leaders Gathering at the UN on ‘International Mother Earth Day’ to Sign the Paris Treaty that ‘Climate’ Policies Contained in the Agreement Hurt and Kill the Most Vulnerable

Washington, D.C. (April 19, 2016) – This Friday, April 22nd, in a signing ceremony scheduled to coincide with the day that a 2009 UN Resolution declared as ‘International Mother Earth Day’, nearly 150 political leaders will meet in New York City at the United Nations to sign the Paris Climate Treaty.  The Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) has released an updated video (below) to help the public understand the terrible consequences for the poor and most vulnerable of this treaty, which replaces the failed Kyoto Protocol.

Falsely described as “not a treaty” in the U.S., as a dare to the Senate in hopes of avoiding the constitutional treaty process, the Paris Climate Treaty is being ratified by legislatures in other countries around the world as the treaty that it is.  It demands policies that are in fact already killing the most vulnerable by the tens of thousands.

“The cruelest and most hypocritical aspect of the ‘climate change’ policies advocated by the Paris treaty — outside of the millions of dollars in jet fuel, gasoline, electricity, and other precious resources being expended to attend the event by those screaming the loudest for energy scarcity — is that these policies are understood to offer no detectable impact on the earth’s temperature, even by their proponents” said E&E Legals General Counsel David Schnare, a thirty-three year veteran of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  “Worse still is that these ‘climate’ policies have already been tried in Europe, resulting in skyrocketing electric bills, devastating and in far, far too many cases killing the most vulnerable as documented in our video.”

The video features news coverage from Europe, where President Obama used to tell Americans to look if they want to see how these policies will work, yet whose experiences he curiously no longer suggests we examine. That change-of-strategy notwithstanding, we echo Mr. Obama’s now-abandoned call: look to Europe if you want to see the U.S.’s future should the Paris Climate Treaty get U.S. Senate approval and actually become law.

These headlines, from newspapers of all stripes, left-wing groups and social service organizations decry what they acknowledge is the “scandal” of these many premature deaths, generally from hypothermia.  Unlike computer-prophesied scenarios of the future, these deaths are real, they are occurring now in dramatically increasing numbers each winter.  They are a direct, disgraceful result of government policies in the name of a fashionable cause that we know cannot rationally be what it purports to be, given these policies have no projected climate impact.

This campaign to promote the environmentalists’ energy agenda turns morality on its head, and the public needs to know what, it seems, many advisers are apparently unwilling to let on.  The evidence is clear and continued ignorance of the truth should no longer be tolerated.

“It’s appropriate that the promoters of such a cruel, yet somehow fashionable agenda are meeting in New York City on ‘International Mother Earth Day,'” said Craig Richardson, E&E Legal’s Executive Director.  “New York City is also the home of the Rockefellers, who have been bankrolling some form of ‘climate’ scare for at least 30 years with their vast fortunes ironically made in petroleum, as well as Michael Bloomberg and native son Tom Steyer, who join with others whose billions are now (surprise!) aligned with the biggest winners from these failed and heartless ‘climate policies, like the renewable energy industries.”

The Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) is a 501(c)(3) organization engaged in strategic litigation, policy research, and public education on important energy and environmental issues. Primarily through its petition litigation and transparency practice areas, E&E Legal seeks to correct onerous federal and state policies that hinder the economy, increase the cost of energy, eliminate jobs, and do little or nothing to improve the environment.

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