New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and a coalition of attorneys general, supported by former Vice President Al Gore, vowed on March 29, 2016, to hold fossil fuel companies accountable if their words and deeds on climate change had crossed into illegality.
Guest essay by Eric Worrall
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who led the failed “Attorneys General United for Clean Power” effort to harass climate skeptics, is now demanding President-elect Trump trample the rights of Republican supporters.
To me this letter demonstrates the utter overweening arrogance of politically connected climate advocates like Schneiderman.
Nobody is preventing Schneiderman from pursuing clean power in his own state. But that isn’t good enough – Schneiderman won’t be satisfied unless he messes up everyone elses life as well, either by convincing Trump to break key campaign promises, or by fulfilling his threat to litigate, to waste Trump’s time.
In my opinion, Schneiderman has no respect for the limits of his office, no respect for the right of people to disagree with him, and no respect for Trump’s overwhelming democratic mandate. The sooner Schneiderman is ejected from office, the better.