by Chris White
The Daily Caller
Vermont is refusing to comply with a court order forcing officials to release communications about the state’s supposed involvement in a climate inquisition against fossil fuel groups, a conservative legal group said Monday.
Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan denied conservative group E&E Legal’s request for communication between former Attorney General William Sorrell and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman about an ongoing quest to bring federal charges against oil groups. The attorney general’s Aug. 1 decision comes after a Vermont judge ruled in July that the state should release the email communications.
The attorney general’s office “is refusing to search for records on a nonofficial count we have already demonstrated to the courts the former AG used for work. Simultaneously, New York also refused to search an account we have established Eric Schneiderman used for this purpose,” E&E Legal’s Matthew Hardin wrote in a press statement Monday.