This is nothing but LENR community mantra. As far as I know, there is no one 'fighting tooth and nail' against doing LENR research.
The history of LENR is rich and well-documented. I suggest you start with: https://www.infinite-energy.com/images/pdfs/mitcfreport.pdf
Even the two DOE reviews of the subject did not say this.
Of course they did not say "tooth and nail." Yet their actions were essentially that.
And what say ye of these other realities?
"Why is there a cross section of the scientific community who apparently doesn't support the scientific method if it has even an inkling of a connection to LENR? Why do your colleagues construct a reputation trap? Why do they condescend toward an entire field of legitimate research with such a potentially high payoff for the world? Why do they welcome with open arms those who have struggled to reproduce an experiment, but shun those who have succeeded?"