NY’s AG Schneiderman Sowing the Seeds of His Own Destruction

New York’s corrupt Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, is getting desperate. We want to go on record as one of the first to say he’s sowing the seeds of his own destruction. Schneiderman is a train wreck waiting (and about) to happen. We refer, of course, to Schneiderman’s eerie similarity to Captain Ahab in Moby Dick in attempting to hunt down ExxonMobil, Schneiderman’s great white whale. Recently Schneiderman, in cooperation with a sycophantic mainstream media, released information that former CEO Rex Tillerson (now Secretary of State) had a second email account. But unlike Hillary Clinton, Tillerson’s second account was not on a private server and was not used (as Schneiderman alleges) to secretly discuss how Tillerson “knew” burning oil and other fossil fuels causes mythical man-made global warming. Schneiderman’s action in running to the press to “reveal” a “secret” email account is a faint–a way to misdirect people from the real story, which is that Schneiderman continues to refuse to disclose his own emails that prove this whole Exxon witch hunt began when Schneiderman colluded and closely coordinated with the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Rockefeller Family Fund, and billionaire green activist Tom Steyer. A log of emails shows coordination just prior to the launch of the #ExxonKnew campaign for which Schneiderman is the point man. He’s desperate to avoid releasing his own emails–emails that will implicate him…
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Radicalized Kids Suing Over Global Warming to Depose Tillerson

In August 2015, MDN told you about a lawsuit brought by a group of left coast radicalized children who want to force the federal government to become communist and “force action” on mythical climate change (see Group of Kids Sues U.S. Govt to Force Action on “Climate Change”). In January 2016, we brought you an update, telling you that radicalized, fringe Catholic groups had joined the cause with the ignorant children (see Climate Change Lawsuit by Radicalized Children Gets Interesting). Now comes word that this silly (and sick) effort continues. The radicalized children, and the lawyers abusing them, will get to depose Rex Tillerson under oath on Jan. 19 about his knowledge of mythical man-made global warming. Yep. The lawyers will put Tillerson on the hot seat the day before Donald Trump is inaugurated. Tillerson is Trump’s pick to become the next Secretary of State–and man oh man do we need a good one after the twin disasters of John Kerry and Hillary Clinton. The deposition will be more about attempting to give Trump a black eye than it will about so-called global warming…
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T-Rex Retires as Chair/CEO from Exxon, Darren Woods Replaces Him

Darren Woods – New Exxon CEO

As we reported yesterday, President-Elect Trump has nominated Exxon Mobil CEO and Chairman of the Board, Rex Tillerson (T-Rex) to become the next Secretary of State (see Trumps Picks Fossil Fuel Advocates for Sec State & Dept of Energy). It was rumored that Tillerson was planning on retiring next year anyway. Trumps nomination has sped up that process. Exxon is the largest publicly traded oil company in the U.S. and the world (although there are four other state-owned, non-public companies that are bigger, revenue-wise, see Wikipedia). Exxon’s shareholders, while honored that Tillerson has been tapped for Sec State, are skittish and want to know what the plan is moving forward. That plan is now clear: Exxon yesterday announced that Darren Woods, the youthful (51 years old) current president of the company, will be elevated as Chairman of the board and CEO, to replace Tillerson…
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Trumps Picks Fossil Fuel Advocates for Sec State & Dept of Energy

We’re sure you haven’t missed the news that President-Elect Donald Trump (we love saying those words!) has nominated current Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson (T-Rex for short) to become the next Secretary of State–and fourth in line to the presidency. Tillerson is a great pick, for many reasons. He’s been doing deals in some 50 countries across the planet, dealing with some nasty customers during that time. T-Rex knows how to get things done–and he knows how to be a diplomat. He deals from a position of strength, not of weakness as our current SecState (John Kerry) and previous SecState (Hillary Clinton) have done. T-Rex will command attention and respect across the planet. And he’s a oil guy to boot–how great is that! Equally great news is Trump’s pick to run the Dept. of Energy–former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. We’ve always liked Rick (we supported him over Romney in 2012). Perry was the longest-serving governor of Texas, the biggest oil producing state in the country. He knows oil and gas, and he knows how to lead. What a breath of fresh air! Here’s some background on Trumps two key picks who have deep o&g experience…
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MA & NY AGs Summoned to TX Court re Collusion in Exxon Witch Hunt

jail cellIt’s about time! A U.S. District Court Judge in Texas recently granted Exxon the right to examine “internal phone records, other communications and depositions” of far-left Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, related to her involvement in attempting to persecute Exxon Mobil for daring to say man-made global warming may not be all it’s cracked up to be (see Federal Judge Says MA AG Acted in “Bad Faith” re Exxon Witch Hunt). That’s not good for Ms. Healy. Now the Texas judge has gone one step further and has summoned Healey to Texas to be deposed, under oath. The same judge has told New York’s Attorney General, Eric “the schmuck” Schneiderman to “save the date”–he’ll be coming to Texas to testify too. Schnedierman and Healey’s collusion with Big Green groups to target Exxon has been well documented. Before this is all done, the two AGs may be staring at the rest of us through the bars of a jail cell, prosecuted as the climate mobsters they are. The witch hunters are now the hunted…
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Exxon Asks Judge to Dismiss NY AG Schneiderman’s “Flimsy” Subpoena

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Eric Schneiderman

Yesterday MDN brought you the news that a federal judge had voiced the suspicion that Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has acted in “bad faith” with respect to her so-called investigation of Exxon Mobil over Exxon’s refusal to endorse her claims of man-made global warming (see Federal Judge Says MA AG Acted in “Bad Faith” re Exxon Witch Hunt). Healey along with her co-conspirator, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, are attempting to violate the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by denying Exxon and its employees the right of free speech–to disagree with a government or government official. Exxon is now on a roll. After getting the judge to force Healey to turn over email and phone records she’s desperately trying to keep secret, Exxon has asked the judge to quash Schneiderman’s “flimsy” subpoena that he’s been using to try and find something–anything–that he can use to indict Exxon. Schneiderman is trying to run a scam–a way to shake down Exxon for millions (or billions) that will go into state coffers. It’s sick. Let’s hope the judge does the right thing. If he does, Schneiderman will be totally and completely humiliated (and perhaps subject to charges himself)…
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Federal Judge Says MA AG Acted in “Bad Faith” re Exxon Witch Hunt

bad-faithThe table has been turned on Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and her corrupt co-conspirator, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. A U.S. District Court Judge in Texas has granted Exxon the right to examine “internal phone records, other communications and depositions” related to Healey’s involvement in attempting to persecute Exxon Mobil for daring to say man-made global warming may not be all it’s cracked up to be. Perhaps the judge will also extend his order to NY AG Eric Schnedierman too? That would be terrific. At a minimum, when Exxon goes fishing, no doubt communications (i.e. corrupt collusion) between Healey and Schneiderman will be found and exposed to the light of day for all to see. In our wildest dreams both AGs will be forced to resign–an appropriate action considering their rabidly radical views against, and attempts to criminalize, fossil fuels. Here’s the low down on what the judge said and did…
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NY AG Doubles Down on ExxonMobil, Investigates Writedowns

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NY AG Eric Schneiderman

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is a man drunk on his own power. He’s being investigated for collusion with other AGs in targeting ExxonMobil over charges the company didn’t say, strongly enough, that they believe in the fairy tale of man-made global warming. And therefore they have “deceived” and “misled” the public (and investors) over how the evil, nasty, dirty fossil fuels they produce are killing Mom Earth. What’s really happening is that Schneiderman is trying to deny Exxon and the people who work there, their right to free speech under the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment. Now that Schneiderman’s sham case is falling apart and he himself is being investigated by the U.S. Congress, what does he do? He doubles down and finds another false excuse to target Exxon: this time it’s over the issue of writing down assets…
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World’s Top 10 Natural Gas Producers

top-10.jpgWe sometimes run Top 10 lists for the Marcellus/Utica, or even the U.S., but what about a Top 10 list of natural gas producers in the entire world? We spotted an article on the Forbes magazine website that lists the Top 10 natgas producers for the entire world. By our count, eight of the ten have major or minor operations in the Marcellus/Utica. Cool! Here’s the list…
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The Evil Empire Strikes Back Against Exxon in Court Case

Empire Strikes BackYesterday MDN brought you the story of how New York’s disgusting Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, has been colluding “unlawfully” with other AGs, including the equally disgusting Massachusetts AG Maura Healey (see Letter Proves NY AG, Others “Unlawfully” Ganged Up on ExxonMobil). In June Exxon sued AG Healey–in U.S. District Court for the Northern District in Fort Worth, Texas, attempting to strike a blow against the monolithic and overreaching power of the government (see Exxon Fights Back Against Mass. AG’s Illegal Subpoena). Think of it this way: Exxon is the Rebel Force in Star Wars (the good guys), and Schneiderman/Healey are the Evil Empire (the bad guys). The Empire Strikes Back. Healey filed a motion in that Texas court on Monday asking the judge to dismiss Exxon’s case. In other words, she wants to smash Exxon’s right to free speech. If Exxon doesn’t agree that the fairy tale of man-made global warming exists, and that their product is polluting the planet, Healey wants the right to throw them in jail and take all their money. That’s what this is about. Unbridled, Nazi-like powers against private citizens and private companies by a state run amok…
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Letter Proves NY AG, Others “Unlawfully” Ganged Up on ExxonMobil

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NY AG Eric Schneiderman – corrupt

Once again there is HUGE news that points to “unlawful” (i.e. illegal) actions on the part of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman–and mainstream media is ignoring it. Previously the Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) released copies of communications between Schneiderman, Massachusetts AG Maura Healey and other lefty Dems to engage in an unethical secrecy pact in their campaign to shake down Exxon Mobil by claiming the company “knew” man-made global warming exists and that burning the nasty fossil fuels the company produces contributes to it (see Smoking Gun: AGs Signed Pact to Keep Exxon Documents Secret). Now E&E Legal has released communications that show Schneiderman et al “unlawfully” colluded by forming an “informal coalition…to stem climate change and expand the availability and usage of renewable energy”. That is, they sought to attack a private company, Exxon, for not admitting mankind is causing a catastrophic toasting of Mom Earth. The AGs decided Obama’s Paris agreement needed some help–and they would do so by agreeing, and keeping secret their agreement, to target private companies like Exxon who won’t roll over and play dead on the issue of global warming. AG Schneiderman and the other lefty AGs have been caught corrupting our system of justice by forming a gang to bully companies and individuals into silence. Will we now see any justice against Schneiderman and the other law breakers? We’re not holding our breath…
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Shakedown Complete: XTO Pays PA AG $400K to Make Case Go Away

Make Him an Offer He Can't RefuseJust prior to going on trial for committing felonies while in office, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane (Democrat) needed something, ANYTHING, to distract the press from focusing on her own crimes. Since she took office in January 2013, Kane has targeted the Marcellus industry. One of the first high profile cases she manufactured (out of nothing) was to accuse XTO Energy of committing a crime in an accidental spill of a few thousand gallons of frack wastewater–an accident in Lycoming County, PA that happened years before she took office and didn’t have any long-term effects (see PA AG Abuses Her Authority, Files Criminal Charges Against XTO). The case Kane has tried to manufacture against XTO, launched in her first year in office, is finally over. Instead of dragging it out further, XTO decided to pay Kane $400,000 to make it all go away (called a shakedown in the organized crime world). Kane is settling with XTO using a “rehabilitation” program normally used for drunk drivers without a prior record–that’s how desperate she is to get this case settled and turn the focus away from herself for a few days. “Coincidentally” Kane’s own felony trial begins on Monday. It’ll be a sweet day to watch her frog marched out in leg irons when she’s convicted…
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NY & MA AGs Refuse to Comply with Congressional Supeona

lawlessThe lawless Attorney General in New York, Eric Schneiderman, and his philosophical twin in Massachusetts, AG Maura Healey, are refusing to obey a subpoena issued by Congress for copies of their communication records that would show the two (along with other AGs) have been unethically (perhaps illegally) colluding with Big Green groups in targeting Exxon Mobil over the issue of so-called global warming. As MDN previously reported, Schneiderman, Healey and several other far-left radicals made fantastical claims that Exxon “knew” that burning their evil, filthy, nasty oil and natural gas is causing Mom Earth to warm up, so the AGs served subpoenas to Exxon to turn over every piece of communication the company has ever had. Why? So the AGs could try to build a case against Exxon’s expression of free speech (see NY AG Targets/Accuses ExxonMobil of Lying about ‘Climate Change’). Interestingly, Schneiderman, Healey and others in this cabal were suspected, now with proof, that they’ve been colluding with each other and with radical Big Green groups in their witch hunt of Exxon (see Smoking Gun: AGs Signed Pact to Keep Exxon Documents Secret). So Congress went on a little fishing expedition of its own, issuing subpoenas to Scheiderman et al (see NY AG, Others Served Congressional Subpoena re Exxon Witch Hunt). Schneiderman and Healey are officially refusing to obey the subpeona. Hey psycho AGs: Exxon has every right to refuse YOUR subpoenas too! Sauce for the goose…
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ExxonMobil, Saudis Plan to Build New Ethane Cracker on Gulf Coast

joint ventureYesterday ExxonMobil and Saudi Arabian petrochemical giant SABIC announced they have formed a joint venture partnership and are evaluating (and plan) to build yet another ethane cracker plant complex along the Gulf Coast–in either Texas or Louisiana. The Gulf Coast has numerous such plants already in operation. The northeast has (so far) none. Why the two companies are not looking to the northeast is beyond us. In their announcement the companies said they want to locate along the Gulf Coast “near natural gas feedstock.” Why is this an MDN story? Because (a) pipelines are planned from the Marcellus/Utica region to the Gulf Coast, and this cracker, if built, will be yet another new market for our gas, and (b) because it will likely compete with the crackers that do get built in the northeast. Shell has committed to building one in Pennsylvania, and PTT Global Chemical will make a final investment decision in 2017 on a planned cracker in Ohio. A new Exxon/SABIC cracker will compete for our gas supplies, we have no doubt. Here’s yesterday’s joint announcement…
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ExxonMobil Buying InterOil for $2.5B – Another LNG Love Story

Love StoryIn early 2015, MDN brought you the news that Shell was making a play to buy BG Group for $69.7 billion (see LNG Love Story: Shell Makes Play to Buy BG in $69.7B Megamerger). As we pointed out, the purchase was all about LNG, or liquefied natural gas. Shell consummated the deal in February of this year (see Shell & BG One Company After Today, Shell Ponies Up $14.4B Cash). The “man on the street” may not realize it, but the Shell/BG merger was the biggest such merger in the oil and gas industry since Exxon purchased and merged with Mobil in an $89 billion deal, back in 1999. ExxonMobil is now making its own LNG play. Yesterday the company announced a deal to purchase InterOil, an LNG company based in Papua New Guinea, for $2.5 billion. Yes, a MUCH smaller deal than the Shell/BG merger–but it points out the direction things are heading. Big Oil is making tracks to become Big Gas. The writing is on the wall. Eventually oil and petroleum-based products will recede. The obvious alternative is clean-burning natural gas. When the world’s largest oil companies say (and prove with their actions) that the future is in natural gas, well, that’s a tectonic shift in the oil and gas industry…
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NY AG, Others Served Congressional Subpoena re Exxon Witch Hunt

subpeonaThe Attorney General from Massachusetts, Maura Healey, the AG from New York, Eric Schneiderman and several other far-left radicals drunk on their own power have made fantastical claims that Exxon “knew” that burning their evil, filthy, nasty oil and natural gas is causing Mom Earth to warm up, so they serving subpoenas to Exxon to turn over every piece of communication the company has ever had, so they can build a case against Exxon’s free speech (see NY AG Targets/Accuses ExxonMobil of Lying about ‘Climate Change’). As we wrote, these far-out libs represent the rise of the new Enviro Nazis (see Rise of the New (Environmental) Nazis – Free Speech Under Attack). Exxon isn’t taking it lying down–they’re fighting back (see Exxon Beats Back Free Speech Attack by Liberal AGs in Climate Fight). Interestingly, Schneiderman and other anti-drilling AGs are suspected, now with proof, that they’ve been colluding with each other and with radical Big Green groups in their witch hunt of Exxon (see Smoking Gun: AGs Signed Pact to Keep Exxon Documents Secret). Those who champion free speech and common sense (i.e. they don’t believe in the fairy tale of man-made global warming) have now turned the tables on these vicious, criminal AGs and their Big Green posse. Another group of AGs have not-so-subtly told the anti-drilling AGs they themselves may face prosecution for knowingly overstating the case of man-made global warming (see Is it Time to Prosecute Global Warming Alarmists?). It’s the other side of the argument. If you can prosecute someone for “knowingly” underplaying the case for man-made global warming, as Scneiderman, Healey and other AGs are trying to do to Exxon, why can’t you also prosecute someone for knowingly overplaying the case? Schneiderman, Healey and others now have something else to worry about. Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives Science, Space, and Technology Committee sent subpoenas to Schneiderman, Healey and eight radical enviro organizations requiring them to cough up the documents they’ve been hiding that show their collusion to try and bring down Exxon…
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