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Can’t Spell The Swamp Without E-P-A Following up on this gem posted earlier, the topic of properly using — or misusing — law enforcement powers is one of great interest to GAO, which also runs ClimateLitigationWatch.org. The importance of the issue has become increasingly obvious in the past, say, four years. It became more topical […]
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RELEASE: Court Denies Request to End State Dept. Stonewall on Documents Behind Obama Evasion of Senate “Advice & Consent” for “most ambitious climate agreement in history”
As Biden vows immediate re-entry into climate pact, State has stopped processing critical FOIA request; Plaintiff argued to Court that next 60 days present the sole opportunity for public to debate the question whether Paris was in fact legally “entered” by Obama/Biden’s Pen-and-a-Phone Strategy Court Nonetheless Urges State to Release Three Remaining Documents by October […]
Pebble Mine & the Donor/Academy/Tort Bar Axis: EMail Exposes Faculty Coordination to Aid Donor Lobbying
The below image is from a recent document production in Government Accountability & Oversight, P.C. v. Board of Regents, an open records suit confronting UCLA Law School’s role in the advocacy industry, specifically through its Emmett Institute on Climate Change & the Environment. It is an email thread among the Institute’s Andrew Sabin Chaired professor […]
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