BILLIONAIRE-BACKED DC THINK TANK STAYS MUM ON ROLE IN ANTI-EXXON CLIMATE CRUSADE
“A Washington, D.C., think tank with roots in the libertarian movement continues to ignore questions about its role in a lawsuit in Colorado targeting oil companies for contributing to global warming.
Niskanen Center’s chief attorney balked Friday when asked about his group’s role in suing ExxonMobil on behalf of the Centennial State. The group is keeping quiet about the lawsuit as its members are turning their sights on the use of eminent domain for natural gas pipelines.
“Our commitment to property rights is clear. We are working with property rights advocates. We have been busy writing an amicus brief for land owners who are victims of eminent domain abuse,” attorney David Bookbinder said at a press event in response to a question about whether his move to reform eminent domain is related to the Colorado lawsuit.
Bookbinder, an activist who formerly served as the Sierra Club’s chief counsel before joining Niskanen, also failed to address the role environmental groups have played in propping up Niskanen. The Daily Caller News Foundation attended the event, which featured speakers from across the country who spoke in opposition to the Trans Mountain Pipeline, among other projects.”
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White, Chris. The Daily Caller 7 September 2018.