Add the District of Columbia to the jurisdictions that will not release contracts for filing ‘contingency fee’ climate lawsuits which— the public record provides more than ample reason to conclude— are already being privately financed.
As GAO’s request makes clear in this instance, there’s not only no good reason for this but it runs contrary to pattern, practice and promise. Despite repeated ‘pings’, DC wouldn’t even acknowledge this request. Curiouser and curiouser.
UPDATE: On December 4, 2023, DC OAG responded to a separate FOIA request by producing the contract, here. That contract is responsive to one of three parts of the FOIA request in suit.