Emails Show Democrats Are Targeting These Organizations For Daring To Go Against Them On Climate Change

Matt Vespa
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Posted: Jul 12, 2016 7:00 AM
Emails Show Democrats Are Targeting These Organizations For Daring To Go Against Them On Climate Change

Democrats seem to be poised to launch a multi-pronged attack against various conservative organizations that refused to support Democratic legislative efforts to combat climate change. This “web of denial” is in the crosshairs of 19 Senate Democrats led by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). According to Lachlan Markay of the Washington Free Beacon, emails they’ve obtained show a coordinated effort, with senators assigned to attack a specific group in a speech on the Senate floor (via Free Beacon):

Internal emails about the effort obtained by the Free Beacon reveal a highly coordinated plan between members of Congress and environmental activist groups to fuel a public relations and legal offensive against fossil fuel companies and groups they support.

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Monday

Sen. Reid – ~4:10 (Leader Time) – Americans for Prosperity, Nevada Policy Research Institute

Sen. Cardin – 4:45 – Annapolis Center for Science-Based Public Policy

Sen. Coons – (tent.) 5pm – Group TBD

Sen. Udall – 5:15pm – Western Fuels Association

Sen. Kaine – 5:30pm – Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy

Sen. Schumer – 6pm – Mercatus Center (tent.)

Sen. Merkley – 6:15pm – Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine

Sen. Blumenthal – Time TBD (or Tuesday) – Americans for Prosperity, American Legislative Exchange Council

Sen. Whitehouse – Time TBD – The Advancement of Sound ScienceCenter, Chamber of Commerce, Committee for Constructive Tomorrow, Franklin Center for Government and Policy Integrity, James Madison Institute, John Locke Foundation, Locke Institute

Tuesday

Sen. Boxer – Time TBD – Hoover Institution, Reason Foundation, Pacific Research Institute

Sen. Coons – Time TBD (or Monday) – Group TBD

Sen. Schatz – 5pm – Center for Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, Heartland Institute

Sen. Franken – 5:15pm – Heritage Foundation

Sen. Warren – 5:30pm – Science and Public Policy Institute

Sen. Heinrich – 5:45pm – American Legislative Exchange Council

Sen. Shaheen –6pm – Competitive Enterprise Institute, Energy and Environmental Legal Institute

Sen. Reed – around 6pm – SEC climate change disclosures and the dangers of climate change denial from a national security perspective

Sen. Markey – 6pm to 6:30pm –Acton Institute, George C. Marshall Institute, Lexington Institute, Global Climate Coalition

Sen. Peters – 6:30pm – Cato Institute

Sen. Blumenthal – Time TBD – Americans for Prosperity, American Legislative Exchange Council

Sen. Whitehouse – Time TBD – The Advancement of Sound Science Center, Chamber of Commerce, Committee for Constructive Tomorrow, Franklin Center for Government and Policy Integrity, James Madison Institute, John Locke Foundation, Locke Institute

Congress goes into recess on July 16–and they don't come back until September 5. So, this is pretty much a Hill clown show, while the nation grips with another string of police-involved shootings that sett off a wave of protests across the country. Oh, and we're sending more troops to Iraq, but let's talk about some organizations that–shocker–don't agree with us.