Senate Bill 1161 would authorize prosecutors to sue fossil fuel companies, think tanks and others that have “deceived or misled the public on the risks of climate change.”
Masquerading under the Orwellian name “California Climate Science Truth and Accountability Act of 2016,” the bill would make it illegal to engage in climate-change dissent.
The measure, which cleared two Senate committees, would allow legal action on charges of climate change “fraud” extending back indefinitely.
Luckily, the proposed law effectively died on Thursday – at least temporarily – because the California Senate failed to take it up before the deadline.
Thanks to Craig Adkins for these links