Exxon climate attackers target conservative voices

goresmokeAl Gore and 17 state attorneys general convened a March 29th press conference announcing intentions to file criminal charges against ExxonMobil and other organizations who were “committing fraud” by “knowingly deceiving” the public about the threat of man-made climate change.

This occurred less than two months after a secret meeting among leading anti-fossil-fuel activists hosted by the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation (RBF). The stated purpose was “to establish in public’s mind that Exxon is a corrupt institution that has pushed humanity (and all creation) toward climate chaos and grave harm.”

The Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF) reportedly offered to help fund the campaign through Bill McKibben’s 350.org which has spearheaded successful efforts to kill the Keystone XL pipeline.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman followed up by issuing RICO actions (formerly used to prosecute mafia figures) against Exxon and the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a Washington, DC, think tank.

Although the charge against CEI was subsequently dropped, the oil company also received RICO subpoenas from other attorneys

Expose Exxon protesters hold signs outside the 2006 ExxonMobil Annual General Meeting of Shareholders at the Meyerson Symphony Center.

Expose Exxon protesters hold signs outside the 2006 ExxonMobil Annual General Meeting of Shareholders at the Meyerson Symphony Center.

general that reveal a much broader targeting agenda.

As Kimberly Strassel observed in her June 17 Wall Street Journal “Potomac Watch” column, “The first thing to know about the

crusade against Exxon by state attorneys general is that it isn’t about the law. The second thing to know is that it isn’t even about Exxon. What these liberal prosecutors really want to shut down is a universe of their most-hated ideological opponents.”

Strassel notes that while Exxon is a front, “The real target is a broad array of conservative activist groups that are highly effective at mobilizing the grass-roots and countering liberal talking points — and that therefore must (as the Left sees things) be muzzled.”

Separate subpoenas issued by Schneiderman, Virgin Islands Attorney General General Claude Walker, and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey demand that the company turn over decades of correspondence with a large listing of common enemy organizations.

chdakoAny suspected of receiving funding by Exxon and their other favorite boogeymen, Charles and David Koch, received premier attention. The Healey subpoena named the Beacon Hill Institute (BHI), a right-leaning Boston think tank which has reportedly never received Exxon money, but has been a perpetual thorn in her side. BHI has also brought more centered and somewhat lower back pain to other liberal politicians.

Another named Healey subpoena target is the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). While never having taken a position on climate, ALEC stands as a powerful national force in helping to draft free-market legislation proposing tax cuts, regulation relief, and tort reforms.

Democratic activists have been waging wars to run the troublemakers out of business for years.

Virgin Islands Attorney General Walker’s subpoena hit list appears to be cut-and-pasted from a kluged-together anti-Exxon website maintained by Greenpeace which identically includes organizations which have been defunct for years, are otherwise misidentified, and are sometimes listed twice.

Incidentally, Greenpeace is getting some man-made heat of their own as the subject of a federal RICO lawsuit filed against them in a gpGeorgia court by a Canadian lumber company, Resolute Forest Products. The defamation complaint reported in the Wall Street Journal charges that Greenpeace activists have impersonated Resolute’s officers, its customers, and others in order to misappropriate proprietary customer and supply chain information and target the company with extortive threats and other illegal conduct.

Resolute also argues that Greenpeace has perpetrated “a global fraud,” having “pawned off common trees felled by natural causes as

being several-hundred-year-old ancient trees illegally forested” and having “staged phony photo-ops of seal and other animal slaughters.”

There was no explicit denial when the Wall Street Journal (which is a Resolute company customer) asked if Greenpeace employees or its agents had defrauded, extorted or impersonated anyone.

Although prospects for RICO convictions are recognized to be slim to none, attorney general Schneiderman is pursuing more promising opportunities afforded by creatively applying sweepingly broad terms of a New York “Martin Act.”

Enacted in 1921 to prosecute stock-sale boiler room operations, it enables an attorney general to bring charges without probable cause that any investor was actually harmed.

This allows Schneiderman to search ExxonMobil’s files for any unrevealed knowledge about suspected climate risks from 1977 to present. This includes all information regarding how any related research was used in business projections, how it was described to investors and the public, and all communications on the topic with outside groups such as trade associations.

Nevertheless, win or lose, the message is clear.

The real man-made climate change to really worry about is one of an entirely political nature.

NOTE: This article first appeared at: http://www.newsmax.com/LarryBell/attorney-Exxon-general-Koch/2016/06/27/id/735795/#ixzz4CoFg3TaL

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About the Author: Larry Bell

Larry Bell

CFACT Advisor Larry Bell heads the graduate program in space architecture at the University of Houston. He founded and directs the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture. He is also the author of "Climate of Corruption: Politics and Power Behind the Global Warming Hoax."

  • SDofAZ

    Figures that a bunch of lying liberals and dem wit dems would seek to demand the lie they are backing is going to be the only story told. NOT in this country dem wits. We are going to vote you out, remove you all from public offices and continue to remove you and the rinos as the trash to be dumped from the governments of all levels.

  • MarcJ

    A group of scientists back in the 90’s took the Mann report and tried to reproduce his conclusions. They found the report full of bad data collection and conjecture and were unable to even remotely come up with similar conclusions to his “hockey stick” scenario. They approached the IPCC with their study for review, expecting it to be published by that organization. After a few months of putting off this group, the IPCC announced it would not publish the study “for fear of confusing the public.” In effect Dr. Mann ignored the Medieval Warm Period, then consciously replaced cause and effect in his “study” by “demonstrating” that the rise in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere preceded the consequent rise in temperature. The phenomenon is the cyclic nature of the solar activity; the sun is in effect a continuous hydrogen bomb explosion with its high and low periods. When the sun heats up the oceans do so as well and as the consequence release trillions of tons of absorbed carbon dioxide into the atmosphere; when it cools off the oceans re-absorb those tons. Human activity in burning carbon-based fuels is literally and mathematically totally negligible in comparison to that cyclical exchange.
    I am a retired engineer (MS, PhD, Engineering, UCLA) with studies concentrated in Thermodynamics and in Heat & Mass Transfer, and my admittedly very approximate calculation shows that the combined heat absorptivity of the atmosphere increases by about one-eighths of one percent for every 100 parts per million increase in carbon dioxide content. In science that effect is justifiably called negligible, given that the water vapor is by far the predominant factor. Periods of high solar activities produced gigantic forests that in turn sunk into the ground, were then overturned and buried, and eventually under rising pressure and temperature were transformed into coal, natural gas (methane), and petroleum. In that process human activities have been and will stay mathematically totally negligible.

    • Cass Moret

      I also have a PhD (in Physical Chemistry) and I’m also retired. Global Warming, aka Climate Change, aka Climate Disturbance is the greatest fraud ever perpetrated in the name of science. The GW alarmist movement, pursued with fanatical zeal, owes much of its existence to Maurice Strong who believes there are too many people on earth and that the industrial nations should be, in the words of Obama science advisor John Holdren, de-developed. Obama is hell-bent on killing the fossil fuel industry and has achieved frightening success. The egregious suit against Exxon Mobile is very grave. Fortunately, the AGs may have overstepped. Exxon Mobile has the resources that other targets may not have to fight back. The stakes are high; much is at risk.

      • Dano2

        FROD EVER’BUDDY!!!!!11111one

        Clearly there is still a market among the Faux “News” faithful for claiming that:

        o Thousands of scientists;

        o across a century and a half;

        o in a wide range of specialties;

        o in dozens of countries;

        o on six continents;

        o speaking scores of languages;

        o having over ten thousand peer-reviewed papers;

        o are involved in a complex plot to ‘fake’ AGW.

        And, to hide their scam, scientists have recruited the natural world into going along with their plot, namely:

        o Scientists have tricked animals and plants to move up and poleward;

        o scientists have tricked plants to bloom earlier;

        o scientists have tricked seasons to begin earlier;

        o scientists have tricked the ocean into acidifying;

        o scientists have tricked carbon to change its isotopic signature from natural carbon to fossil carbon in the atmosphere, corals, and plants to further the scam;

        o scientists have tricked the tropopause to rise;

        o scientists have tricked the oceans to warm rapidly and sea levels to increase their rate of rise;

        o scientists have tricked the outgoing spectra of the earth into emitting less EM waves in the GHG wavelengths;

        o and all have been exposed by a few intrepid bloggers and fossil fuel billionaires.

        Has there ever been – ever – a less likely conspiracy theory ever than this one? In the history of the world?

        Best,

        D

        • Cass Moret

          The argument can go on endlessly. But as my last comments to you, think about this: It is impossible to prove (underline prove) that human activity is causing global warming in the absence of a control. And what might that control be? Annihilate the entire population of the planet then watch what happens. Not content with saying humans are contributing to global warming, or that humans are a major source of warming, the entire thrust of the alarmist position is to claim that humans are the only source of global warming. The best the alarmists could do would be to come up with a correlation. But correlation does not equal cause and effect and so far the correlations have been rather poor.
          By the way, where did you get your statistics? “Across a century and a half.” Really?

          • Dano2

            Science doesn’t prove.

            And almost 2 centuries of science, yo.

            Best,

            D

        • Cass Moret

          Although I wrote that I had made my last comment to you, on recently rereading your post, here are somethings to consider: Thousands of scientists, across more than a century and a half, in a wide range of specialties, in dozens of countries, on six continents, speaking scores of languages, having published peer reviewed papers were convinced that: 1. light consists only in waves, 2. There is such a thing as the Ether (or if you prefer, the Aether) 3. There is such a thing as Phlogiston 4. Newton’s laws apply to all situations in the universe 5. Electrons are very small particles 6. Human activity is the ONLY cause of climate change, and will lead to a catastrophic increase in global temperatures unless the industrial nations abandon fossil fuels.
          They were, and are, wrong on every count.
          Best

          • Dano2

            Totes awesome typing.

            Best,

            D

          • Dano2

            Highly intelligent reply.

            /sar

            Best,

            D

        • Cass Moret

          I DARE you to read some of these books. Versions are available from Amazon for Kindle (and I presume from Barnes & Noble for Nook) at very modest prices. Start with either “Climate Change: The Facts” ed by Alan Moran or “Luke Warming”, by Patrick J Michaels & Paul C. Knappenberger.
          Then try “The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science,” Tim Ball
          “A Disgrace to the Profession,” Mark Steyn
          “Miracle Molecule,” Paul Driesen
          “The Toxicity of Environmentalism,” George Reisman
          “Cracking Big Green,” Ron Arnold and Paul Driesen
          “Luke Warming” was published recently and has numerous citations.

          • Dano2

            Tim Ball, Mark Steyn, Paul Driessen et al.

            Aren’t you precious? You are! You are precious! All you forgot were Soon and Happer!

            Best,

            D

      • Sam Pyeatte

        Besides, if fighting against the AGW madness is subject to RICO charges, so are the activities of the AGW mob subject to RICO charges. Let the games begin.

      • ninetyninepct

        Response to both Marc and Cass:

        The Canadian PM, J. Trudeau, desperately needs to be advised of your opinions. May I pass on your comments? I doubt if he will modify his jihadist approach to his beloved carbon tax, but your words might, just might tweak one of his few brain cells. He seems to assume that destroying the Canadian economy will clean all the world’s air and make every Canadian wealthy.

        • Cass Moret

          Mr. Trudeau will no doubt dismiss any attempt at rational thought, like all the true believers; but here is a reading list for those with an open mind:
          Climate Change: The Facts, Alan Moran, editor
          Luke Warming, Patrick J Michaels & Paul C. Knappenberger
          The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science, Tim Ball
          A Disgrace to the Profession, Mark Steyn
          Miracle Molecule, Paul Driesen
          The Toxicity of Environmentalism George Reisman
          Cracking Big Green, Ron Arnold and Paul Driesen

          • ninetyninepct

            Thanks. I will look for them.

            • Cass Moret

              I should have commented that all of these books are available at a modest price from Amazon as ebooks for Kindle and probably from Barnes & Noble for Nook. They are not written by “kooks” and provide ample documentation.

    • Dano2

      Hilarious story bro: A group of scientists back in the 90’s took the Mann report and tried to reproduce his conclusions. They found the report full of bad data collection and conjecture and were unable to even remotely come up with similar conclusions to his “hockey stick” scenario.

      You made that up. Transparently so. You’re not very good at this. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/83ae1f1580b56c86e8c01d48c45b546de5ac7276d51dd61c36ac1f89f3645268.png

      Best,

      D

  • DEW

    Maybe one day we’ll get lucky an some nut will blow this fool Al Gore away. Totally a lying crooked hillary supporter no doubt !!

    • ninetyninepct

      Gore is a Mrs. Bill Clinton supporter, therefore he will never have a “mysterious” aircraft accident nor will he ever commit suicide by shooting himself twice in the back of his head.

  • Azmesa88

    #1 Al Gore is a fool and a meaningless twit…..anyone that thinks they can shove stuff at folks and make them believe it are ignorant…or use it to accomplish things that are against all that is educated and real! When God decided that we have been stupid enough HE will send a thrashing that will make it clear as can be who and what is and is not. Stop shoving what YOU believe and us who do not believe in what you do…talk among yourselves cause we do not want to hear it!

  • S. King

    When they figure out that our Boss “JESUS” is their boss’ boss, and in time they will, then they’ll be changing their tune. Till then keep on fighting!

  • Dano2

    Investigating alleged corporate fraud = targeting con voices.

    Cool story bro.

    Best,

    D

  • Isandhlwana79

    Ignore Dano2, the kook. He is a FRAUD.