Who We Are

/Who We Are
Who We Are 2018-03-13T20:34:16+00:00

mission

MISSION

The Energy and Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) is a 501(c)(3) organization engaged in strategic litigation, investigatory and policy research, and public education on important energy and environmental issues.  E&E Legal seeks to address and correct onerous federal and state governmental actions that negatively impact energy and the environment.  E&E Legal advocates responsible resource development, sound science, respect for property rights, and a commitment to markets as it holds accountable those who seek excessive and destructive government regulation that’s based on agenda-driven policy making, junk science, and hysteria.

HISTORY

E&E Legal was founded in 2010 under a different name to promote free market environmentalism, and it has enjoyed tremendous success for a small organization.  The group’s leaders were a key part of President Trump’s transition team ensuring sound and reasonable energy and environment policymaking  returned to Washington after decades of overzealous regulatory action.  It published hard-hitting investigatory reports showing how such global elitists as the Rockefeller’s, Tom Steyer, and George Soros are funding missionary environmental organizations to promote stifling ‘green energy’ policies that line these same billionaires pockets.  And it’s relentless transparency work achieved primarily through public records requests exposed corruption and collusion at the highest levels of the federal government involving draconian environmental regulation that would have crippled the U.S. economy, as well as exposing a cabal of states attorneys general who planned to use RICO statutes and other legal implements of destruction to shakedown a major energy company and to silence its critics.

WHAT WE DO

E&E Legal is managed by a team of senior executives, and is supported by talented and dedicated fellows and advisors.

Through well-researched reports that rely in some cases on information gleaned from public records requests, as well as the production of short-videos, and other activities, E&E Legal has a strong investigatory practice.  The goal is to document widespread abuses that exists between certain federal and state regulators and public officials, and ‘green’ groups supported by large benefactors with vested ideological, financial and political agendas. The information is packaged, and presented to the public through a strong online presence, e-mail campaign, and an aggressive earned and social media push.

Policy research is critical to accomplishing the goals of E&E Legal.  Reports and documents authored by its policy professionals and stable of fellow and advisors are used primarily to bolster E&E Legal’s litigation efforts.  Examples include expert witness testimony, and the production of policy papers supporting a particular case.

Strategic Litigation is accomplished through two practice areas: Petition Litigation (lawsuits) and Transparency (FOIA filings).  Its legal activities are dedicated to originating and supporting actions to protect against government overreach, restore a healthy relationship between responsibility to the environment and the free market essential to its protection, and to secure the Constitutional and other fundamental rights of citizens.

Finally, E&E Legal is committed to public education.  It employs an active and aggressive Communications practice that utilizes milestones in the legal process, research documents produced by its experts, and an ongoing participation in the public policy debate to garner significant media exposure for further its mission.  E&E Legal also produces and distributes a quarterly newsletter, E&E Legal Letters, that highlights recent significant developments, and features an informative and timely article by Dr. David Schnare that is related to a current case.