No, it was a subpoena, issued under the Virgin Islands’ “baby RICO” statute, demanding a full decade’s worth of CEI documents on its energy and climate policy work. Those documents contained not just our internal deliberations, but also information about our supporters’ identities.
All in all, we really would have preferred that note for Kent.
Walker’s subpoena was part of a campaign that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman had launched only a week before at a Manhattan press conference, showcased by Al Gore and attended by about 16 other state AGs or their representatives. The campaign’s stated purpose was to investigate how the fossil fuel industry and global warming skeptics had allegedly deceived the public about the risks of climate change. Schneiderman’s coalition called itself “AGs United for Clean Power”; a better name would have been “AGs United for More Power.”
That April 7th was a pretty hectic day for us, and so were the days and weeks afterward.Read more at CNSNews