Considering the war chest that these corporate interests have amassed to further their campaign of dirty tricks and that awful repetition of slander and out'n out lies they depend on - scientists need lawyers on their side.
Unfortunately, lawyers don't come cheap.
Fortunately an organization has been formed to help defend scientists against malicious attacks, such as those by Steyn and CEI. I have copied some information off their website to share with interested readers.
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