Skeptic Subpoenaed By Massachusetts AG Has Pithy Response

Unfortunately, this response is not appropriate for court, which is certainly where this is headed

(Daily Caller) Alex Epstein had a terse response to a subpoena sent by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey Wednesday.

Healey demanded the oil giant ExxonMobil hand over 40 years of documents, including information pertaining to the company’s dealings with about a dozen think tanks and trade associations, which have been targeted by environmental groups for opposing left-wing global warming policies.

Healey’s subpoena targeted the Center for Industrial Progress (CIP), a for-profit think tank founded by Epstein. Epstein wasn’t exactly happy about being targeted for disagreeing with Healey on global warming, so he sent the AG’s office the following response:

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https://twitter.com/AlexEpstein/status/743159705963470848

Good for him. CIP isn’t even funded by Exxon Mobile. This is an intimidation tactic by Healey, who has subpoenaed a wide range of skeptic organizations, designed to shut down First Amendment Rights, especially free speech and free association. It is authoritarian government abuse at its finest, but, then, this is what Warmists want. They’ll be very upset when it is used against themselves.

Meanwhile, Exxon has gone to court, asking that Healey’s subpoena against the company be squashed

Exxon Mobil Corp asked a federal court on Wednesday to throw out a subpoena that would force the oil company to hand over decades of documents as part of a wide-ranging inquiry into whether it misled investors about climate change risks.

In its filing in a U.S. district court, Exxon said Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey overreached with her April subpoena and that it violated constitutional amendments on free speech, unreasonable search and seizure and equal protection.

It’s an abusive fishing expedition known as Lawfare, designed to use the power of the Government to attack and destroy any entity engaged in Wrongthink.

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