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Can Big Oil Be Prosecuted Under the Fraud Laws That Brought Down Big Tobacco?

many of the entities that these critics claim were responsible for the propaganda were the very same ones employed by the tobacco companies. These include the Heartland Institute, Heritage Foundation, Cato Institute, and the George Marshall Institute, to
High Plains Public Radio (HPPR)
added Jul 20, 2016 09:50
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Déjà vu: as with tobacco, the climate wars are going to court

The fossil fuel industry copied Big Tobacco’s racketeering playbook. They’re following the same path to court, where tobacco lost...Kessler ruled that the tobacco industry’s campaign to “maximize industry profits by preserving and expanding the market fo
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 19, 2016 15:59
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Climate change in the courts: Big Oil and Big Tobacco

In November 2015, New York Attorney General (AG) Eric Schneiderman issued a subpoena to ExxonMobil for “documents on what Exxon knew about climate change and what it told shareholders and the public.”
National Constitution Center
added Jul 17, 2016 02:55
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Front Groups Attacking #WebofDenial Senate Action Took Over $92M in Dark, Dirty Money

their insistence on debate. Many of this lot use the “doubt is their product” tobacco playbook – keep the “debate” going so that the public thinks there is a debate over climate science... The letter, hosted on the American Legislative Exchange Council (
DeSmogBlog.com (ca)
added Jul 17, 2016 02:02
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VACCO: As an attorney general, I sued the tobacco companies. ExxonMobil is nothing like them

was bipartisan and that never...did we align ourselves with the industry’s business competitors. In the current campaign, the attorneys general have linked up with investors in renewable energy in an unseemly alliance that presents serious conflicts of in
Washington Post
added Jul 15, 2016 21:44
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WHITEHOUSE: What phony op-eds about climate change have in common

They almost always overlooked the government’s victory in the tobacco fraud lawsuit. Ignoring the tobacco lawsuit allowed these writers to feign horror over use of the civil RICO statute...But the civil RICO law has been used to sue other organizations,
Columbia Journalism Review
added Jul 12, 2016 22:38
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Democrats to Exxon: Stop Trying to Change the Conversation

“Just like R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris before them, Exxon Mobile said one thing in public, and something else in private”...Oreskes traced the history of climate-change denial back to...the George C Marshall Institute, founded by a former tobacco-indu
The Nation
added Jul 1, 2016 16:14
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Statement from FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, M.D. announcing the acting director of the FDA Oncology Center of Excellence

The FDA is honored to be an integral part of the Vice President’s National Cancer Moonshot Initiative (“Cancer Moonshot”), which calls on the agency to leverage the combined skills of regulatory scientists and reviewers with expertise in drugs, biologics
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
added Jun 29, 2016 21:50
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EPA Faces Lawsuit Over Grants to Scientists on Clean Air Panel

The Energy & Environment Legal Institute alleges that these scientists are dependent upon the EPA for funding..."makes a mockery of the notion of 'independent'..." institute lawyer Steve Milloy...Western States Trucking Association and...James Enstrom as
NewsMax
added Jun 27, 2016 22:11
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Six former commissioners say FDA should be independent agency

Making it a Cabinet-level organization or finding another way to give it more autonomy would be a step in the right direction for public health...Dr. David Kessler, who headed the FDA from 1990 to 1997, complained of “micromanagement from the top.” He poi
statnews.com
added Jun 27, 2016 14:24
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