“A Cherry On Top.” CCI Boasts About Targeting Energy States for Climate Lawsuits

The Center for Climate Integrity – the Rockefeller-funded activist group pushing climate litigation across the country – is openly boasting of targeting energy producing states with lawsuits in blatant attempt to undermine the U.S. oil and natural gas industry.  

In a new article from E&E News, Richard Wiles, president of the CCI spoke of his group’s focus on Ohio and Pennsylvania, two states that sit atop the Marcellus and Utica Shale, as if it’s a gameshow prize.  

It would be like a cherry on top. It would be great if we could get a case in a fossil fuel-producing state. 

Notably, Wiles appears completely unconcerned about how a climate lawsuit such as this would put thousands of workers in both states out of business, and openly talks about the partisan nature of these suits: 

“We’re not oblivious to the fact that it’s a major natural gas-, fossil fuel-producing state. But it’s a purple state, a state that hasn’t lost its mind completely.” 

Energy In Depth has discussed how CCI’s venture into oil- and natural gas-producing states like Ohio and Pennsylvania marks a distinct shift away from their usual recruiting strategy – and one that faces a steep uphill battle in both states.  

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