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In a new report, “Law Enforcement for Rent How Special Interests Fund Climate Policy through State Attorneys General” Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) Senior Fellow Chris Horner details how activist donors are paying to place prosecutors in state attorney general offices to pursue an expressly partisan agenda. Records show this campaign to use the legal system to achieve political goals […]
This week media, activists, major environmental donors, and government officials will descend on San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit hosted by California Gov. Jerry Brown and co-chaired by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, United Nations representatives, and others. According to a new report by Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) Senior Fellow Chris Horner, the summit […]
Privately funded “special assistant attorneys general” (SAAGs) are presently working in at least six jurisdictions, under agreements that they focus on matters of importance to the billionaire donor paying their salary and benefits and regularly report back on their activities. The donor is Michael Bloomberg, and his interest is “climate change.” This unprecedented arrangement raises […]
A shadow government made up of former Obama climate change aides and funded by wealthy environmental advocates is supplementing liberal governors in an “off-the-books” operation to help them win approval of sweeping global warming changes and defy President Trump, according to a new investigative report. In it’s “Government for Rent” report, the Competitive Enterprise Institute published dozens of […]
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