AGs brief points to open record revelations in abusive campaign by NY-led AGs

Republican state attorney general filed a brief opposing the abusive “Climate-RICO” campaign, largely disbanded but still being promoted by NY’s Office of Attorney General, and Massachusetts’ Maura Healey.  Like two courts before them, the AGs’ brief pointed to, among other items, records obtained through the efforts of ClimateLitigationWatch’s Chris Horner and Matt Hardin (Hardin tried […]

Climate Litigation Watch’s Chris Horner Speaks Out Against AGs Hiring Private Attorneys At the Expense of Taxpayers

Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and also Board member of CLW’s own Government Accountability & Oversight, was quoted in an article about attorneys general hiring private attorneys to represent the state’s interests at the taxpayers’ expense. The article explains, “Though private lawyers routinely reach agreements to fund state litigation, they […]

SEC Drops Investigation of ExxonMobil’s Climate Change Disclosures – Another Big Defeat for the NY AG’s Case Against the Energy Industry

On Friday, it was revealed that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission would drop its investigation into ExxonMobil for the company’s “climate change risk disclosure” to investors. This means the SEC decided against trying to penalize the company over its disclosures and how it accounted for oil and gas assets. There is a fulsome record compiled […]

Former Washington State Attorney General Speaks Out Against Climate Lawsuits

Ken Eikenberry, former Washington state attorney general, published an opinion editorial in the Dallas Morning News, detailing how environmental activists, deep-pocketed donors, trial lawyers and ambitious politicians have targeted the energy industry a tightly coordinated campaign. Eikenberry notes, “The narrative of an organic movement of environmental defenders taking on Big Oil has been depicted by […]

Who Stands With Schneiderman? (Part 13)

Even after he resigned in disgrace are state Attorneys General still on board with disgraced former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s pursuit of political opponents? Today, we see that the Minnesota Office of Attorney General, which signed on to the purported ‘Common Interest Agreement’ — disregarded so far by the home courts of both ringleaders’ […]