AMI NewsWire: State AGs accused of signing secrecy pact while pursuing climate change probe

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by Michael Carroll
AMI NewsWire

The 15 state attorneys general who are engaged in a climate change investigation targeting ExxonMobil all signed a secrecy agreement aimed at thwarting open-records requests, a Washington, D.C.-based policy institute charged Thursday.

The Energy & Environment Legal Institute released a copy of what’s called a common-interest agreement that was signed by representatives of the state attorneys general, as well as attorneys general in Washington and the Virgin Islands. The institute said the pact went beyond the scope of traditional common-interest agreements and was expressly drafted to obstruct transparency laws…

Chaim Mandelbaum, another counsel for the institute, told AMI Newswire that the District of Columbia’s attorney general’s office released the document as part of a litigation settlement. This came after the institute’s multiple open-records requests went unanswered, Mandelbaum said.

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by Michael Carroll
AMI NewsWire

The 15 state attorneys general who are engaged in a climate change investigation targeting ExxonMobil all signed a secrecy agreement aimed at thwarting open-records requests, a Washington, D.C.-based policy institute charged Thursday.

The Energy & Environment Legal Institute released a copy of what’s called a common-interest agreement that was signed by representatives of the state attorneys general, as well as attorneys general in Washington and the Virgin Islands. The institute said the pact went beyond the scope of traditional common-interest agreements and was expressly drafted to obstruct transparency laws…

Chaim Mandelbaum, another counsel for the institute, told AMI Newswire that the District of Columbia’s attorney general’s office released the document as part of a litigation settlement. This came after the institute’s multiple open-records requests went unanswered, Mandelbaum said.

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