AGs Dodge Transparency Laws while Seeking the ‘Truth’ on Climate Issues
In recent years, attorneys general in the District of Columbia, New York, Maryland and a handful of other states have sought to burnish their climate credentials by pursuing investigations and litigation against oil companies. In some cases, they have welcomed outside support through a controversial, Michael Bloomberg-funded law program, which was set up to help state AGs litigate climate and other environmental cases.
Yet as these AGs profess a desire to uncover the truth about what energy producers knew and when they knew it, an Energy In Depth review shows how they are simultaneously evading transparency laws, hiding their communication with wealthy anti-fossil fuel funders, refusing to make documents public and even ignoring court orders for more transparency.
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