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11 07, 2016

Vermont Watchdog: Vermont AG candidates address Sorrell’s snub of public records law

2016-07-11T17:44:18-04:00July 11th, 2016|AG Collusion, Conflict of Interest, FME Law, Inquisition, Media Coverage, RICO, Silencing Dissenters, War on Coal|

by Michael Bielawski VermontWatchdog.org A lawsuit against Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell over a refusal to deliver public records has prompted different reactions from the two candidates seeking to replace him... Sorrell is accused of withholding information about an effort by AGs United for Clean Power to investigate ExxonMobil and other groups for their views [...]

11 07, 2016

The Week: The liberal war on climate dissenters

2016-07-11T15:14:02-04:00July 11th, 2016|AG Collusion, Conflict of Interest, FME Law, Inquisition, Media Coverage, RICO, Silencing Dissenters, War on Coal|

by Shikha Dalmia The Week Americans are so focused on the outrageous presidential candidacy of Donald Trump, we've largely missed one of the biggest political stories of 2016: the left's fearsome tactics to suppress its ideological opponents. Case in point: the liberal crusade to silence climate change dissenters... About 20 Democratic attorneys general have launched [...]

6 07, 2016

Politico: State AGs set pact to block info requests on Exxon probe

2016-12-11T17:07:19-05:00July 6th, 2016|AG Collusion, Conflict of Interest, FME Law, Green Groups, Inquisition, Media Coverage, RICO, Scandal, Silencing Dissenters|

by Andrew Restuccia and Elana Schor Politico At least seven state attorneys general signed an agreement earlier this year to block public access to their internal communications about potential investigations into ExxonMobil's record on climate change. The AGs' pact, known as a "common interest agreement," stems from a daylong March 29 conference they attended that [...]

16 06, 2016

Vermont Watchdog: Vermont AG sued for withholding records on possible investigation of ‘climate change deniers’

2016-06-22T09:29:11-04:00June 16th, 2016|AG Collusion, Billionaire Scammers, Conflict of Interest, FME Law, Green Groups, Inquisition, Media Coverage, Persecution, RICO, Rockefeller's, Schnare, Silencing Dissenters, Transparency|

by Michael Bielawski Vermont Watchdog MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont’s Attorney General is being sued for withholding public records related to a multi-state investigation of groups opposed to climate change policies. On Monday, two nonprofit legal centers filed a lawsuit to force Attorney General William Sorrell and Assistant Attorney General Scott Kline to turn over documents from [...]

26 05, 2016

E&E Legal Letters Issue XI: Full DC Circuit to Review Obama Power Plan

2016-12-11T17:07:20-05:00May 26th, 2016|111d, Clean Power Plan, E&E Legal Letters, FME Law, Green Groups, Mandelbaum|

by Chaim Mandelbaum, FME Law Counsel On May 16th, 2016, the D.C. Circuit issued a surprise decision in the case regarding one piece of the ‘Obama Clean Power Plan’, ordering that the full Circuit Court would hear the case, instead of the three judge panel to which it was originally assigned to.  The case, West Virginia, [...]

26 05, 2016

E&E Legal Letters Issue XI: George Mason Stonewalls CEI for Records Re: RICO Efforts

2016-12-11T17:07:20-05:00May 26th, 2016|Conflict of Interest, E&E Legal Letters, FME Law, Hardin, Scandal, Silencing Dissenters, Stonewalling|

by Matthew Hardin, FME Law Counsel E&E Legal isn’t the only organization that faces stonewalling when it files Virginia Freedom of Information Act Requests. Recently, our friends at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) faced the same problems. Back in September 2015, CEI and Chris Horner, senior fellow for both organizations, filed a Virginia Freedom of Information Act [...]

16 05, 2016

Daily Caller: ‘Emails: Eco-Activists Plotted Oil Industry Lawsuits Before Anti-Exxon Stories Released

2016-12-11T17:07:21-05:00May 16th, 2016|Conflict of Interest, FME Law, Green Groups, Media Coverage, Persecution, RICO, Silencing Dissenters|

by Michael Bastasch Daily Caller Emails released as part of a lawsuit against a George Mason University climate scientist show environmental activists had been working behind the scenes to “hold fossil fuel companies legally accountable” for their stances on global warming long before stories were published bashing ExxonMobil’s climate stance... Frumhoff’s email to Shukla was [...]

16 05, 2016

ClimateWire: Scientists questioned RICO strategy, FOIA emails show

2016-05-17T15:22:24-04:00May 16th, 2016|AG Collusion, Conflict of Interest, FME Law, Green Groups, Media Coverage, Persecution, RICO, Silencing Dissenters|

by Gayathri Vaidyanathan E&E reporter Some advocacy groups see a wrinkle in using the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act to prosecute corporations that have allegedly misrepresented climate science in the past, according to private emails of climate scientists. The emails were released Friday by the Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal), a [...]

13 05, 2016

Press Release: Virginia Circuit Court Dissolves Protective Order on GMU Professor’s E-mail;  National Campaign led by AG’s to Use RICO Against ‘Climate Skeptics’ will be Revealed in Released E-mails 

2016-05-13T14:53:57-04:00May 13th, 2016|Conflict of Interest, FME Law, Inquisition, Press Releases, RICO, Silencing Dissenters, Transparency|

For Immediate Release: May 13, 2016 Contact: Craig Richardson [email protected] 703-981-5553 Washington, D.C. - Today the public came one big step closer to learning the truth behind how university professors launched “a national campaign" to have state attorneys general investigate and prosecute political opponents under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) -- investigations which [...]

2 03, 2016

E&E Legal Letters Issue X: Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied

2016-12-11T17:07:22-05:00March 2nd, 2016|E&E Legal Letters, FME Law, Hardin, Transparency|

by Matthew Hardin FME Law Counsel There’s an old legal maxim that justice delayed is justice denied. In E&E Legal’s recent efforts to promote transparency and accountability, we have found that maxim rings true in the context of the Freedom of Information Act, as politicians and bureaucrats delay releasing records to which the public is entitled. [...]

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