by Chris White
A conservative legal group filed a lawsuit Tuesday to obtain the private email conversations of one of the attorney generals leading an investigation into ExxonMobil’s climate history.
E&E Legal petitioned the New York Supreme Court for New York AG Eric Schneiderman’s private Gmail account to determine how many lawmen are involved in the Exxon probe. The group specifically wants conversations Schneiderman had with former Vermont AG William Sorrell.
“Regardless of what e-mail accounts they used, if it relates to official business in their public capacities, it is open to our requests,” wrote in a press statement. “It’s time these two AG offices stop making open records requesters sue as their default position, a position openly acknowledged in emails E&E Legal has already obtained.”