writes: The First Amendment protects pornography and even some threats of violence. But it does not — according to nineteen California lawmakers — protect expressing doubts about Climate Change. Urging the state's Attorney General to prosecute oil companies for "lying about the truth [sic] of climate change", they write:
“The First Amendment protects freedom of speech, but it does not protect companies from defrauding the American people or improperly disclosing information to their shareholders"
The accusations concern the companies' funding of groups opposed to federal energy regulations and skeptical of man-made warming.