by Brittany M. Hughes

Emails obtained by the Energy and Environment Legal Institute (EELI) under Vermont’s public records law show New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a Democrat, and other state attorneys general and their staff secretly met with environmental activists before announcing their cooperative investigation into energy companies they say have been misleading the public on climate change. The emails show the attorneys general “coalition” then attempted to cover up the meeting by deceiving the press.

Back in March, Schneiderman was joined onstage by former vice president Al Gore at a press conference announcing an investigation into Exxon Mobil, who Schneiderman says has been deceiving the public as to the impact of the company’s activities on global warming, accusing the company of “fraud.” Schneiderman is joined in the investigation by a slew of other state AGs, including those from California and Vermont.

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