Ever since Judith Curry went feral, Eli has wondered where Peter Webster stood. Webster is Curry's colleague, business partner and husband. Was it the good cop, bad cop routine, a you do your thing I'll do mine or what. Sou points to Emails from Webster to Ed Maibach that CEI got from George Mason. This was CEI's response to a petition originating with Jagdsih Shukla and Maibach asking that the fossil fuel companies be prosecuted under RICO.
There is little doubt that the fossil fuel companies did conspire to obscure and deny the damage that their products have done. There is little doubt that CEI profited in that campaign.
Still, there are a couple of bits of interesting information in those Emails, including,
Eli's friend, John Mashey gets a mentions
Oh yes, there are some letters from deniers that are just up Sou's alley but not much else.