by Chris White
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is hiding emails showing he is colluding with wealthy environmentalists to take down ExxonMobil, a conservative legal group argued in court Tuesday.
E&E Legal believes the New York Democrat is refusing to disclose documents indicating environmentalists Tom Steyer and members of the Rockefeller Family Foundation prodded Schneiderman into investigating the oil company’s climate science. He is legally entitled to keep internal communication private, but is obligated to fork over information sent to outside parties.
The group told Judge Arlene Bluth that Schneiderman’s aide Christina Harvey sent an email in October to her boss and an outside political consultant, Kristie Stiles. Harvey’s email, as well as those sent to other outsiders, should not be protected, E&E Legal argued.