Burlington, VT  – Matthew Hardin, lead attorney for the Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal), is available at 1:00 p.m. today to discuss this morning’s deposition of former Vermont Attorney General William Sorell.  Sorrell was initially scheduled to appear at a deposition on October 4, but he didn’t show.  He and his attorney, current Vermont Attorney General Donovan, filed motions with the Superior Court to avoid having to appear, but last Wednesday, Justice Mary Teachout handed down a decision

WHAT: After court orders, nearly a year of legal wrangling and constant stonewalling about records relating to former Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell’s involvement in the scandalous climate-RICO cabal exposed by E&E Legal, the organization will finally have an opportunity to depose Sorrell.  The deposition will focus on Gmail correspondence between  Sorrell and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, his in the ‘Climate RICO’ AG Scandal.

Chittenden County Superior Courthouse, 175 Main St, Burlington, VT, at 1:00 p.m. today. 

CONTACT: Matt Hardin, E&E Legal lead attorney, [email protected], 804-240-6773.

“Mr. Sorrell and the Vermont Office of Attorney General have put up as many roadblocks as possible to this point in our litigation,” said E&E Legal lead counsel Matthew Hardin.  “I am glad we finally have an opportunity to depose Sorrell about his use of non-official email accounts and how that relates to how this now-disgraced campaign came about.  Records filed with a New York court show that, at least in that state, donors were involved in the AGs’ scheme for many months before subpoenas to political opponents began to flow to political opponents of the ‘climate’ agenda.”

About EE Legal

The Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) is a 501(c)(3) organization engaged in strategic litigation, policy research, and public education on important energy and environmental issues. Primarily through its petition litigation and transparency practice areas, E&E Legal seeks to correct onerous federal and state policies that hinder the economy, increase the cost of energy, eliminate jobs, and do little or nothing to improve the environment.