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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 […]

Bloomberg-Provided Attorney Files Next AG “Climate” Suit in DC

As CLW indicated yesterday might be coming, DC Attorney General Karl Racine has now entered the climate litigation sweepstakes. Like Minnesota’s Keith Ellison, and New York’s and Massachusetts’ AGs before him, Mr. Racine is using resources for the job provided him by an outside donor…in an arrangement that, public record responses indicate, was not entered […]

Republican AGs Sharpen Arguments on Bloomberg AG Scheme

Daily Caller’s Chris White writes, “Republican attorneys general say billionaire Michael Bloomberg is engaging in a politically partisan ploy to use Democratic AGs to go after energy companies”. He quotes Indiana Attorney General (AG) Curtis Hill, a Republican, saying: “What’s problematic is the arrangement through which a private organization or individual can promote an overtly political […]

Year in Review: Hey, Wha’ Happened?!

The State Energy & Environmental Impact Center was funded by Michael Bloomberg as a vehicle for hiring and planting “Special Assistant Attorneys General” (SAAGs) in AG offices “to advance the agenda represented by” the group. That meant funding, coordinating, and providing media cover for AGs to push their scheme to go after opponents of the climate […]