Planet Gore has previously debated whether James Hansen should be fired — for appearing as a defense witness for U.K. eco-vandals, the Knightsbridge Six.
But with Hansen now calling for civil disobedience at U.S. power plants — that’s the last straw for the Heartland Institute.
The new calls for [Hansen’s] resignation or termination come following his appearance in a video calling for civil disobedience at a protest at a power plant in Washington, DC.
“It is plainly improper for someone on the U.S. government payroll to advocate civil disobedience on behalf of a non-government advocacy group,” said Dan Miller, executive vice president of The Heartland Institute and former chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission. “As long as a public official is on the public payroll, his first loyalty is to his constituency, not to some outside pressure group calling on people to break the law,” Miller said.
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