Al Gore joined New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (center) at a news conference announcing more AGs will investigate ExxonMobil for fraud.
by Elliot Negin, Senior Writer - Union of Concerned Scientists, Huffington Post, May 6, 2016
With several state attorneys general now investigating whether ExxonMobil misled its shareholders and the public about climate change risks, it was more than a little ironic when the company recently cried foul.
CEI has filed to quash the subpoena and pushed back in an April 23 op-ed in the Washington Post. CEI President Kent Lassman and his general counsel, Sam Kazman, insisted that their organization and ExxonMobil are being unfairly harassed for exercising their First Amendment rights. A week later, the Wall Street Journal editorial board chimed in, calling Walker’s subpoena of CEI documents “a form of harassment” and “a dangerous turn for free speech.”