Penn State Defends Michael Mann From Coal-Powered Intimidation

Yesterday, ThinkProgress Green revealed an intimidation campaign by a coal-industry PAC against climate scientist Michael Mann, who is scheduled to speak on February 9 about the climate challenge at the Penn State Speakers Forum. “Penn State has a deep and profound commitment to the First Amendment and the principles of free speech and expression,” Penn State spokesperson told the Guardian, responding to the long-running campaign against Mann’s work. “There are no plans to cancel his speaking engagement. Michael Mann’s research has undergone several rigorous national reviews and investigations and in each case his work has been upheld.”

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