by Chris White
A New York court ordered AG Eric Schneiderman Thursday to fork over public information about elements of his climate crusade to a libertarian think tank in Washington, D.C.
New York Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) in a case involving a series of documents conservatives believe could reveal a coordinated campaign against global warming dissenters. Schneiderman has consistently used his state’s Freedom of Information Law to block past requests…
Schneiderman has sought to use FOIL exemptions in the past to deny conservative groups’ access to documents. The AG used FOIL exemptions to hide emails showing he is colluding with wealthy environmentalists to take down ExxonMobil, E&E Legal claimed in March 2017.
E&E believes the New York Democrat is refusing to disclose documents indicating wealthy California environmentalists prodded Schneiderman into investigating the oil company’s climate science. Schneiderman is legally entitled to keep internal communication private but is obligated to fork over information sent to outside parties.