On the evening of October 27, sixty friends and associates gathered at the Reserve Officers Association, which is located directly across the street from the U.S. Senate office buildings for E&E Legal’s First Annual Gala. The event, which was emceed by Craig Richardson, E&E Legal’s Executive Director, served as an opportunity to showcase the work the group has done as well as to raise money for the organization.
Neil Chatterjee, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s point person on energy issues, provided an overview of the state of affairs in energy and environment issues. He reiterated Senator McConnell’s steadfast opposition to the clean power plan, and the attempt by the Left in this country to destroy coal as an industry, which has ravished his home state of Kentucky.
Using documents obtained through FOIA requests, E&E Legal’s Senior Legal Fellow Chris Horner walked participants through the blatant and overt collusion that has occurred between the Leftist green groups and senior EPA officials to write some of the most draconian regulations ever formulated at the federal level. E&E Legal’s General Counsel, David Schnare, gave an update on the group’s petition litigation activities. This includes E&E Legal’s Colorado suit against their Renewable Energy Standard (RES), which has now reached the U.S. Supreme Court, and could significantly impact the 29 other states who have similar RES legislation as Colorado.