Today there was a protest in Washington D.C. near the congressional offices. You’d think that in the hot bed of politics, our nation’s capital, you could find more than a handful of people who would participate. Sadly, no, as these photographs from Katie Brown demonstrate.
As we reported before, sensible people are backing away from this farce.
Energy and Environment ran a story this morning
Greens to rally at Capitol ahead of Exxon subpoena hearing
Environmentalists will sound off at the Capitol today against subpoenas from the House Science, Space and Technology Committee chairman seeking communications between green groups and state attorneys general investigating Exxon Mobil Corp.’s work on climate change.
Sharon Eubanks, a former Justice Department lawyer who prosecuted tobacco companies; Democratic lawmakers; and the executive director of 350.org will headline the rally over subpoenas from Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith.
Smith hit New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D), Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey (D) and green groups with subpoenas in July for four years of documents and communications related to the Exxon probe (E&E Daily, July 14).
Smith has suggested that the attorneys general are making a political attempt to stifle foes of mainstream climate science.
The environmental groups boasted new support from legal experts and others alleging that they have been shut out of the committee’s proceedings.
Hmm, well the pictures sure don’t show a lot of support. Looks like just a bunch of ankle biters.
Meanwhile in the same story:
Smith has warned that his panel will consider “using all tools at its disposal to further its investigation” in the war over Exxon’s statements on climate change.
Critics of the probe contend that Schneiderman took on the crusade against Exxon to help attract campaign funds from liberal donors, a charge his office has denied.
It looks like Schneiderman is getting more and more isolated, especially when they can’t even rally significant troops to protest the cause.