‘Martin Act’ targets ExxonMobil for phony climate alarm

The New York Attorney General is using an obscure 1921 law -- originally aimed at stock-sale fraud -- to attack ExxonMobil with threats of prison time for its principals. Some Democratic Congress members have demanded a Securities and Exchange Commission and Justice Department investigation of ExxonMobil in much the same way they went after the tobacco industry in the 1990s, and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D, RI) wants a RICO investigation of the company. The only problem: the "Crime" they want ExxonMobil prosecuted for never happened except in the twisted minds of the would-be judges and juries.

By |2015-11-23T14:59:36+00:00November 23rd, 2015|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on ‘Martin Act’ targets ExxonMobil for phony climate alarm