14 08, 2017

Horner: Don’t hype draft climate studies

August 14th, 2017|"Climate Change", Bad Science, Conflict of Interest, Horner, Media Coverage|

by Chris Horner, E&E Legal Senior Legal Fellow As Appearing in USA Today Another week of the Trump presidency, another bout of fevered reporting on claims promoted by the career (and holdover) federal employee “resistance.” But particularly when it comes to climate change, it seems the ordinary way of doing things is simply too much [...]

11 08, 2017

Walcher: They protest too much, methinks

August 11th, 2017|Conflict of Interest, Green Groups, Manipulation, Media Coverage, Scandal, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in The Daily Sentinel One of Shakespeare’s most famous lines comes when Hamlet asks his mother how she reacts to a certain character’s effusive and flowery language, and she responds, “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” It’s among the bard’s many lines still quoted [...]

9 08, 2017

Heartland Institute Experts React To Leaked Climate Science Special Report

August 9th, 2017|"Climate Change", Bad Science, Conflict of Interest, Media Coverage, Tanton, War on Coal|

Heartland Institute Press Release The New York Times this week posted a draft of a climate science report by the federal government’s U.S. Global Change Research Program. The Timesclaimed it was leaking a confidential document, but apparently the draft was available for public comment for months. The report, which you can read here, was written by Obama-era staffers [...]

9 08, 2017

Politico: Pruitt climate science challenge splits conservative allies

August 9th, 2017|"Climate Change", Endangerment Finding, Media Coverage, Milloy|

Emily Holden Politico EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s attacks on mainstream climate science are causing discomfort in a surprising corner — among many of the conservative and industry groups that have cheered his efforts to dismantle Barack Obama’s environmental regulations. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, political groups backed by the Koch brothers and the top lobbying [...]

7 08, 2017

Daily Caller: Group Sues Vermont AG for Withholding Emails About Climate Crusade Against Oil Groups

August 7th, 2017|AG Collusion, Conflict of Interest, Hardin, Media Coverage, RICO, Scandal, Vermont|

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 [...]

7 08, 2017

Press Release: Despite Judge’s “Smackdown,” VT Office of the AG Denies E&E Legal’s Appeal for Records Related to the AG’s RICO ‘Climate Campaign’; E&E Legal Now Forced to Sue Current and Former Vermont AGs

August 7th, 2017|AG Collusion, Conflict of Interest, Hardin, Press Releases, Suits, Vermont|

For Immediate Release: August 7, 2017 Contact: 202-810-2001 Washington, D.C. – On July 27th, a Vermont judge ruled favorably on two separate public records suits filed by the Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) against the Vermont Office of the Attorney General (OAG)  related to that Office's role in organizing a "climate-RICO" cabal among activist attorneys [...]

2 08, 2017

Caledonian Record: AG Smackdown

August 2nd, 2017|AG Collusion, Conflict of Interest, Hardin, Media Coverage, RICO, Silencing Dissenters, States, Vermont|

Caledonian Record Editorial Last week Superior Court Judge Mary Miles Teachout rejected a bogus effort by the Vermont Attorney General’s office to keep public records secret. “The significance of that decision is that the Attorney General’s Office is subject to the public records act,” said E&E Legal attorney Matthew Hardin... We’re pleased by Judge Teachout’s [...]

2 08, 2017

E&E Legal Forced to Sue NIEHS After the Agency Ignored FOIA Requests Related to Ramazzini Institute

August 2nd, 2017|Conflict of Interest, International, NIH, Scandal, Suits, Transparency|

The Energy & Environmental Legal Institute was forced to file suit (along with Exhibit 1 and Exhibit 2) against the National Institute for Environmental Health Studies (NIEHS) a component of the Department of Health & Human Services, after NIEHS ignored two different FOIA requests made seeking public records, specifically proposals and contracts between the agency and the [...]

29 07, 2017

Associated Press: Judge rules that AG not exempt from public records law

July 29th, 2017|AG Collusion, Conflict of Interest, Media Coverage, RICO, States, Vermont|

The Associated Press A Vermont judge says that the state attorney general's office does not have a blanket exemption from the state public records law... The Washington, D.C.-based Energy and Environment Legal Institute had requested emails and other correspondence showing how Vermont and other states in a climate change coalition responded to public records requests. [...]

29 07, 2017

VT Digger: Vermont attorney general must release records

July 29th, 2017|AG Collusion, Hardin, Media Coverage, RICO, Silencing Dissenters, Suits, Vermont|

by Anne Galloway Vermont Digger In a victory for open records advocates, a Washington Superior Court judge has ruled that the Vermont attorney general’s office cannot categorically deny public access to documents. Judge Mary Miles Teachout ordered the AG’s office to release records to the Energy and Environment Legal Institute in 30 days. The institute, [...]

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