California AG Puts Climate Skeptics on Trial

Thursday, August 03, 2006
California AG Puts Climate Skeptics on Trial: "California Attorney General Bill Lockyer is apparently trying to position California as a leader in the movement to silence scientific debate.

The State of California has filed a request in federal court to force auto makers to disclose all documents and communications between the companies and the so-called "climate skeptics." California accuses the climate skeptics of playing a "major role in spreading disinformation about global warming."

"The underlying litigation is a lawsuit by General Motors, DaimlerChrysler Corp., and the Association of Automobile Manufacturers against the state of California challenging the state's greenhouse gas emissions limits for new cars, light-duty trucks and sports utility vehicles (Central Valley Chrysler-Jeep Inc. v. Catherine Witherspoon, No. 04-6663)."