by Kevin Mooney
Washington Examiner

Green activists who have been working with their allies in government to take down Exxon Mobil and other energy companies are on a losing streak. Most recently, the Competitive Enterprise Institute published a trove of their emails with an accompanying report exposing their efforts to lobby state attorneys general to investigate Exxon Mobil. The report comes on the heels of an SEC decision to discontinue an investigation into the energy company without issuing any penalties. The SEC had been probing allegations Exxon Mobil had misled investors about the risk of climate change. What’s more, this argument being propelled by activists and public officials alike isn’t holding up any better in the courtroom. In July, U.S. District Judge John Keenan dismissed a climate change case brought by New York City against Exxon Mobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, BP, and Royal Dutch Shell…

FOIA records from George Mason University and the state attorneys general complicit in the campaign [were sought] on behalf of the Energy and Environment Legal Institute, based in Washington, D.C., which is devoted to “strategic litigation,” “policy research,” and “public education.”

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