EPA Investigates Threats Against Global Warming Skeptic

The global warming hucksters are getting desperate. Realizing they don’t have science behind them, they are resorting to thuggish intimidation:

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The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says he will investigate a threatening letter sent by the leader of an EPA-member group, vowing to “destroy” the career of a climate skeptic.

During a Capitol Hill hearing yesterday, Sen. James M. Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican and ranking member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, confronted EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson about the strongly-worded letter written July 13 by Michael T. Eckhart, president of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) that was sent to Marlo Lewis, senior fellow of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI).

“It is my intention to destroy your career as a liar,” Mr. Eckhart wrote. “If you produce one more editorial against climate change, I will launch a campaign against your professional integrity. I will call you a liar and charlatan to the Harvard community of which you and I are members. I will call you out as a man who has been bought by Corporate America. Go ahead, guy. Take me on.”

What a bully and a punk. Trying to silence someone who doesn’t worship the same false religion. And this is not his first offense:

In a written response sent to Inside the Beltway last week, Mr. Eckhart apologized to “all the public who were offended” by his choice of words. He said he intended his letter to be a “private communication” in the context of “personal combat and jousting.”

However, this column earlier this week published another letter Mr. Eckhart sent in September to CEI President Fred Smith, saying “my children will have a lesser life because you are being paid by oil companies to spread a false story.”

He said he would give CEI, which advocates “sound science,” 90 days to reverse its “position” on global warming, “or I will take every action I can think of to shut you down,” including filing complaints with the Internal Revenue Service “on the basis that CEI is really a lobbyist for the energy industry.”

As usual the left is blind to irony, Eckhart claims the moral high ground -and thinks he can destroy other peoples’ lives- simply because his victims (allegedly) receive money from oil companies.

But where does Eckhart get his money from? As usual, a simple trip to google gives the answer….

Mr. Eckhart is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative. He also works through Solar International Management, Inc. on the financing of solar energy (SolarBank), and on the development of a new international debt security called Global Development Bonds (GDB) for the financing of sustainable development in the developing countries.

Of course Eckhart wants the global warming scam to continue, he has millions of dollars riding on it. He whines about others (allegedly) being funded by oil companies but he has a vested interest in bad science.

So he’s a bully, a thug AND a hypocrite.

If ACORE wants to retain any credibility, they’d do well to send Eckhart packing.

UPDATE: It seems the thug has tried to defend himself in a blog post. At least one reader reports that any comments critical of him get deleted. Not completely surprising since this guy seems to like silencing people he doesn’t agree with. Perhaps I’ll wander over and see how long my comments last… You’re welcome to do the same.

On a more amusing note he proposes settling the science behind global warming by internet poll. Add “loon” to his list of titles.

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