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Remaining Contenders Differ Radically on Climate, Fuels

Climate Change Weekly #213 Donald Trump’s views on climate change and energy production differ radically from those held by Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Trump, a climate change skeptic, has said he will reverse regulations issued by the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to limit access to and use of fossil fuels, regulations he says harm the economy for little or no environmental benefit. By contrast, Clinton and Sanders want to double down on Obama’s rules,...

Virgin Islands AG Expanding Climate Witch Hunt

Climate Change Weekly #212 The attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands is targeting dozens of think tanks, businesses and consumer groups, and individual researchers in his widening probe of organizations that have written skeptically about purported human-caused climate change and policies proposed and implemented to fight it. His efforts are a witch hunt, an assault on the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech in an effort to silence political opponents. A March 15 subpoena from U.S...

Climate Realists Fight AGs’ Fishing Expedition

Climate Change Weekly #211 In the Climate Change Weekly released April 5 (CCW 209), I discussed the press conference held by a group of state attorneys general (AG), led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, threatening investigations and possible prosecutions of climate skeptics for speaking their mind. Just days after I wrote that article, on April 7, a subpoena was served on the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) by Claude Walker, attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands....

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