Virgin Islands Attorney General Persecutes 90 Private Groups Over ‘Climate Change’

Remember back a few weeks ago when I mentioned that the Virgin Islands Attorney General, part of a group of other Democrat/leftist AGs assaulting Exxon Mobile and attempting to criminalize Wrongthink on ‘climate change’, was going after the Competitive Enterprise Institute. It’s actually much, much worse, but, first, remember this

If you recall former Vice President and global warming guru Al Gore and 16 Attorneys General, calling themselves the “AGs United for Clean Power”, announced at a press conference last week that they will criminalize climate change denial by corporations. This is meant to squelch dissent and free speech.

Over to the Washington Free Beacon

The attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands is targeting dozens of conservative and libertarian organizations in a racketeering lawsuit against climate change skeptics that has been widely described as an effort to silence political opponents.

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In a subpoena issued in March, the office of USVI attorney general Claude Walker demanded from Exxon Mobil copies of communications between the oil company and 90 different political and policy organizations “and any other organizations engaged in research or advocacy concerning Climate Change or policies.”

The subpoena was part of a national, coordinated legal campaign by state attorneys general and left-wing advocacy groups to use the legal system against companies and organizations that disagree with and advocate against Democratic policies to address global climate change.

The existence of the subpoena was first reported by the Wall Street Journal in April. A newly released copy obtained by the Washington Free Beacon reveals the names of the organizations targeted in the effort, which had previously been redacted.

All this is an attempt to chill free speech, to persecute freedom of thought and association. It is the logical extension of the ‘climate change’ movement, though, which has long advocated prosecuting climate skeptics. That thought has become more mainstream amongst members of the Cult of Climastrology. I, along with a few other Skeptics, have been telling people for a long, long time that this whole thing was about Leftist politics, not science. It’s about Fascism/authoritarianism. It’s great to rebut the Warmists with fact filled science, but, never forgot, discount, marginalize, or minimize that this is all about political power, increased government, and controlling people and the private sector.

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