RICO lawsuit against Climate Action Network @CANIntl moves forward

Leo Goldstein writes: There is good news in my lawsuit against the Climate Alarmism Enterprise – the Court set the trial schedule, thereby rejecting Defendants’ motions to dismiss. The jury trial in the civil lawsuit 5:16-cv-00211-C, Goldstein v. Climate Action Network et al, pending before the United States District Court of the Northern District of…

The First Climate Change RICO Lawsuit is Filed by DefyCCC.com Editor

As first reported on WUWT, Leo Goldstein, a mathematician and the editor of DefyCCC.com, is suing multiple corporations and funds under RICO, alleging retaliation against witnesses, tampering with witnesses, bribery, and attempted embezzlement of $18 Trillion from pension funds. This is a press release made public yesterday on PRNewswire that updates our original story. LUBBOCK,…

EXCLUSIVE: Climate skeptic files sweeping RICO lawsuit against most all climate related NGO’s, and some individuals

Jury trial demanded in filing made in United States District Court, Lubbock, Texas today The cover page reads: LEONID GOLDSTEIN Plaintiff v. CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK, CERES INC., ROCKEFELLER BROTHERS FUND INC., GENERATION INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLP, FORD FOUNDATION, THE PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS, GREENPEACE INTERNATIONAL CORP., ENVIRONMENTAL GRANTMAKERS ASSOCIATION CORP., THE CONSULTATIVE GROUP ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY CORP., THE…

Uh, oh – House science committee to draw a line in the sand tomorrow for #RICO20 and #ExxonKnew

Hearing: Affirming Congress’ Constitutional Oversight Responsibilities WASHINGTON – Wednesday, September 14, at 10 a.m. EST, the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology will hold a hearing titled Affirming Congress’ Constitutional Oversight Responsibilities: Subpoena Authority and Recourse for Failure to Comply with Lawfully Issued Subpoenas. The hearing will examine Congress’ investigative authority as it relates to…

Uh, oh. Committee Ramps Up Investigation, Threatens Use of Compulsory Process Against Members of #RICO20

  WASHINGTON –  Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today sent letters to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, and eight environmental organizations  reiterating the Committee’s previous requests and threatening use of the compulsory process to obtain documents related to coordinated efforts to deprive companies, nonprofit organizations,…

AG’s striking back at #ExxonKnew and #RICO20 say – “we can come after climate alarmists for fraud, too”

From the Washington Times and the department of “Mutally Assured Destruction” (MAD) comes this blowback. If Democratic attorneys general can pursue climate change skeptics for fraud, then also at risk of prosecution are climate alarmists whose predictions of global doom have failed to materialize. The “cuts both ways” argument was among those raised by 13…

Here we go again: Massachusetts AG Demands Docs From More Conservative Skeptic Groups #RICO20

From Mike Bastasch at the Daily Caller: Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is now the latest state prosecutor to start investigating conservative groups with supposed ties to ExxonMobil, after she issued a subpoena for 40 years of internal company documents and communications with a handful of think tanks. Healey’s office subpoenaed Exxon as part of…

More #RICO20 GMU emails released

While some emails were released previously here, due to a glitch in my system, I didn’t get a second file link posted that I should have. Many of the emails in this file have already been released previously and discussed here at WUWT. But to make sure we have not missed anything, here is the…

BREAKING: CEI Defeats RICO-20 Ringleader Shukla In FOIA Lawsuit – Emails to be are made public

  From CEI’s web page: CEI Defeats RICO-20 Ringleader In FOIA Lawsuit George Mason University Must Release Documents Calling for Prosecution of Political Opponents The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) prevailed in a Virginia Freedom of Information Act (VFOIA) lawsuit against George Mason University (GMU). The VFOIA request sought public records showing how the “RICO-20” group…

Hato Rey Milla de Oro.

Green Puerto Rico “Not a Bailout” Rescue Package

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Legislation is before the House of Representatives to rescue Green Energy Enthusiast Puerto Rico from a debt crisis, but the White House and the Speaker of the House of Representatives insist that the rescue package is in no sense a “bailout”. The Obama administration is siding with Speaker Rep. Paul…

Prosecuting climate chaos skeptics with RICO

Al Gore, Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat AGs threaten to silence and bankrupt skeptics Guest opinion by Paul Driessen It’s been a rough stretch for Climate Armageddon religionists and totalitarians. Real World science, climate and weather events just don’t support their manmade cataclysm narrative. The horrid consequences of anti-fossil fuel energy policies are increasingly in the news.…

Deposition sheds troubling new light on the #RICO20/DOJ “potential investigation of climate deniers”

14 of the RICO20 Guest essay by Chris Horner Yesterday, in a Senate hearing, Attorney General Loretta Lynch acknowledged internal discussions about possible Department of Justice racketeering investigations into political opponents for “forestall[ing] America’s response to climate change” — that is, political speech, in opposition to a political agenda. The most high-profile contribution to this…

Retracted claim: FOIA suggests #RICO20 leader Jagdish Shukla falsely claimed prestigious NASA medal.

UPDATE: (edited) My own research uncovers that the claim made by Steve Milloy is UNTRUE. See this NASA document: https://searchpub.nssc.nasa.gov/servlet/sm.web.Fetch/Agency_Awards_Historical_Recipient_List.pdf?rhid=1000&did=2120817&type=released Apparently Milloy’s FOIA request was not broad enough. I apologize for reprinting his error. – Anthony Watts UPDATE2: As a result of my findings, Milloy has taken down his post at Junkscience. Kudos to Steve…

Are Jagdish Shukla and the #RICO20 Guilty of Racketeering?

Guest opinion by Marlo Lewis, Jr, CEI Controversy continues to swirl around the September 1 letter from 20 climate scientists to President Barack Obama, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and White House science adviser John Holdren requesting a RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) investigation of “the fossil fuel industry and their supporters.” The scientists allege that the aforementioned interests “knowingly deceived…

‘Supermandia’ doesn’t seem to like questions about Shukla, #RICO20, and The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund

Long time WUWT readers may remember that a defender of “the cause”, Professor Scott Mandia, donned a Halloween costume and professed his love of defending Michael Mann and others who have had to suffer the terrible, terrible, tragedy of people asking Climategate related questions about validity of science, peer review gatekeeping, and funding. Mike likes the…

Uh, oh. Jagdish Shukla and the #RICO20 has captured the attention of Congress, and FOIA documents are coming out

First, this press release today from the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and chair Lamar Smith . Some material obtained from George Mason University today via FOIA shed some light on the IGES/COLA organization and its founders and director. For Immediate Release |  October 1, 2015                                         Media Contacts: Zachary Kurz, Laura Crist…

The ‘RICO 20 letter’ to Obama asking for prosecution of climate skeptics disappears from Shukla’s IGES website amid financial concerns

Uh, oh…It’s about to become more about the people behind the letter, than the letter itself. Now all we need is a steamy potboiler novel and some internal investigations and it could be Rajenda Pachauri all over again. The big story at Climate Audit this week (see Shukla’s Gold) is about the twenty authors of the letter demanding…

Climate activists want us prosecuted under RICO

Losing the climate science battle, climate activists want government to silence skeptics Guest essay by Paul Driessen They haven’t employed the thumb screws, rack or auto-da-fe that churches and states once used to interrogate, silence and eliminate heretics and witches. However, global warming alarmists are well practiced in the modern equivalents, to protect their $1.5-trillion…

Senator Whitehouse: Use the RICO law against climate “Deniers”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Senator Whitehouse has a conspiracy theory, about why people aren’t embracing skyrocketing energy prices and a substantially degraded quality of life. According to Whitehouse; Fossil fuel companies and their allies are funding a massive and sophisticated campaign to mislead the American people about the environmental harm caused by carbon pollution.…

Real science must guide policy

Climate alarmists use faulty science and bald assertions to demand end to fossil fuels Guest opinion by Paul Driessen All too many alarmist climate scientists have received millions in taxpayer grants over the years, relied on computer models that do not reflect real-world observations, attacked and refused to debate scientists who disagree with manmade climate…

Watch out for the ‘Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health’

Guest essay by Leo Goldstein The website medsocietiesforclimatehealth.org, owned by a previously unknown group called the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health (“the MedSocCon”), published a MEDICAL ALERT! report and other climate alarmism materials, targeted at physicians. MedSocCon attempts to use medical doctors and other health care providers to alarm their patients about climate…

Diogenes searching for honest energy policies

Renewable energy is defective solution in search of a problem, money and power Guest essay by Paul Driessen The Greek philosopher Diogenes reportedly carried an oil lamp during the daytime, the better to help him find an honest man. People everywhere should join Congress and the Trump Administration in search of honest energy and climate…

Science deniers in the wind industry

The human health consequences of manipulated measurements Guest essay by Helen Schwiesow Parker, PhD, LCP Like the tobacco industry before it, the wind industry has spent decades vehemently denying known harmful consequences associated with its product, while promoting its fraudulent feel-good image. Dismissing or denying the serious health impacts of industrial-scale wind turbines is wishful…

Dr. Patrick Moore was right: @Greenpeace IS full of sh*t

I’ve never had a headline like this, but Greenpeace deserves it for their mind-bending defense in a defamation lawsuit: basically their defense is “we publish hyperbole, therefore it isn’t actionable because it isn’t factual”. GMAFB! Dr. Patrick Moore, one of the co-founders of Greenpeace, whom they have tried to erase from their website, resigned from…

Open Letter to the President-Elect Supporting Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator

E. Calvin Beisner, Ph.D., Founder & National Spokesman The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation Dear President-elect Donald J. Trump: We write to you as evangelical and mainline Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Jewish scientists, economists, legal scholars, policy experts, and religious leaders in support of your nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #254

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) What Happens Now? Roy Spencer reported that the early calculations for atmospheric global temperature report from the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) show that…