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What Did MN AGO Know & When Did it Know it About Ties Between “SAAG” & Green Group Pushing AG Suit Against Private Parties?

Yesterday, CLW broke the news about the conflict inherent in the recent Minnesota Attorney General’s Office litigation against the American Petroleum Institute, et al. for various purported climate-related offenses. This conflict was found on the heels of an activist’s boast, the day the suit was filed, both of involvement in bringing about the suit and […]

New Twist in Tangled Web of Minnesota “Special Assistant AG” Relationships

Revelation raises questions re disclosure, disqualification, viability of suit A new complication has emerged for Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison’s climate litigation against the American Petroleum Institute, ExxonMobil and Koch Industries — already burdened by the appearance of orchestration with outside interest groups, and hints of work-for-tips. CLW now sees information revealing a pre-existing relationship […]

Outside Interests Strike Gold in Minnesota AG Ellison’s Office

In March 2019, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune ran a telling item after its editorial board met with Attorney General Keith Ellison, prompting CLW to post “Minneapolis Newspaper Signals AG Ellison to Join Bloomberg Scheme?” It sure seemed that Ellison had prepared the paper with news his office would take in privately hired environmental activist attorneys as […]