A climate skeptic group that drew widespread criticism — and lost some corporate funding — by comparing belief in global warming to the Unabomber’s views is trying to regain momentum in its battle against carbon controls.

The conservative Chicago-based think tank is gathering signatures on a petition to Congress calling on lawmakers to “rein in” the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

“[T]he only way a new president or a new Congress will undo the terrible damage being inflicted by the EPA after the election is if we make it a major issue NOW, BEFORE THE ELECTION, so that after the election even those who support the EPA’s reckless regulations will understand it is political suicide to support them,” the petition states.