Bloomberg Program Obfuscates Its Influence Over State Attorneys General

Why do attorney general offices no longer tout their association with billionaire environmentalist Michael Bloomberg and the environmental law center he created at New York University (NYU)? Has this program, the State Energy & Environmental Impact Center (SEEIC), which has placed “Special Assistant Attorneys General” in eight state attorney general offices to push Bloomberg’s political agenda, become too much of a liability for state AGs to even be associated with it?

These questions are at the heart of a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed written by Chris Horner, a board member of the Government Accountability and Oversight (GAO), and Victoria Toensing, an attorney representing the group in a lawsuit against the Maryland Attorney General. The GAO reiterates this sentiment in a recent blog posts. Together these pieces raise the question: why the shift?

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