The Week: The liberal war on climate dissenters

by Shikha Dalmia
The Week

Americans are so focused on the outrageous presidential candidacy of Donald Trump, we’ve largely missed one of the biggest political stories of 2016: the left’s fearsome tactics to suppress its ideological opponents. Case in point: the liberal crusade to silence climate change dissenters…

About 20 Democratic attorneys general have launched a campaign to go after ExxonMobil and other “corporate polluters” for allegedly disseminating “false” information about global warming. What did the Democratic Party do? Mock this campaign? No. Denounce it? Nope. Tell them to knock it off? Of course not. Instead, the Dems made this stance an official plank in their party platform, pledging to use the “Department of Justice to investigate alleged corporate fraud on the part of fossil fuel companies who have reportedly misled shareholders and the public on the scientific reality of climate change.”…

[T]he Energy and Environment Legal Institute, a free market legal group, FOIAed the emails of the so-called independent George Mason scientists who masterminded the missive to the Justice Department and has found clear evidence of not just collusion between them, various attorney generals, and other Democratic lawmakers, but also an effort to deceive reporters about it.

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