by Chris White
The Daily Caller
California AG Xavier Becerra accused the EPA Wednesday of lacking transparency, despite having stonewalled several public requests related to probes against conservative climate skeptics.
Becerra cited a lawsuit he filed public records request as evidence that the EPA works to block public information. The Democratic AG’s criticism, which came during a National Press Club event, comes despite his refusals to fork over documents related to a now-defunct probe against conservatives…
Attorneys at the Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) filed a lawsuit against Becerra in November for withholding emails allegedly showing the AG collaborated with environmentalists to target opponents of an AG-led Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) investigation against conservatives and free market groups.
California’s attorney general office participated in the since-collapsed “Climate-RICO” case, but has since kept its involvement in the probe off-screen. Becerra has since tacitly acknowledged working with activists on the probe – Harris has also been cagey about her involvement in similar pursuits.