Climate Industry

Michigan Government: Stacked Top to Bottom with Donor-provided Climate Activist “Staff”

With Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel filing the “climate” lawsuit that campaign supporter Michigan LCV had lobbied her to file against energy companies, and the UM law school faculty putting the shoulder to the wheel as well, GAO recalls the recently unearthed record of just how occupied Michigan’s government is with donor-financed “climate staff”. First, recall Nessel’s embrace of taking…

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GAO Sues MA AG Over Withheld Climate Contract Info

Relevant to GAO’s recent item about the climate lobby’s Plan C—a “Climate Superfund”—and the increasing legislative interest in what progressive politicians knew and when they knew it about third-party underwriting of a climate-plaintiffs’ law firm (see here, and here), GAO has filed suit against the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General seeking withheld records involving the AG’s contingency-ish agreement to bring…

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GAO Sues University of Michigan Over Categorical Refusal to Process FOIA Requests

Government Accountability & Oversight filed a Michigan FOIA lawsuit against the Regents of the University of Michigan, for the Law School’s categorical refusal to even consider or process GAO’s open records requests seeking how the institution is being used to advance an activist litigation agenda. Background to that work, let’s just call it Plan C, a tax-and-spend “Climate Superfund,” is…

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Zuckerbucks no but… UN Foundation bucks yes, Cheeseheads?

Following on these three posts: In 2021 the Wisconsin Department of Administration accepted $168,132 from UNF for “UN Strengthening,” in the form of two grants ($88,132 and $88,000); in 2020 the Maine Governor’s Office accepted $298,600 from the UNF[2] and in 2021 $519,400 (again, most of the latter reported to the IRS as being for “UN Strengthening”[3]), to advance the…

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More Hayride

Following on this item, we see The Hayride has an in-depth followup on GAO’s findings regarding donor financing behind the current administration’s—and progressive state officials’—push to suppress access to affordable and abundant, reliable energy.

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GAO Findings re: “Civil Libertarian’s Nightmare” Reported by Fox

Fox News published an in-depth story on GAO findings—buttressed by the efforts of the Manhattan Contrarian, Francis Menton and elaborated in an Energy Policy Advocates amicus brief in the Southern District of New York.

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Carolina Journal Reports on GAO Findings

Gov. Cooper’s intense relationship with the United Nations Foundation, first outed by GAO, is examined here.

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MORE Privately-funded ‘Staff’, FOIA’d DOCS REVEAL: Bloomberg Moves Beyond Attorneys General — Louisiana PSC Case Study

Bloomberg Moves Beyond Attorneys General, to Staffing Regulatory Agencies Billionaire climate activist, who pledged hundreds of millions of dollars to end fossil fuels, is financing “staff” activists placed in State public utility regulatory commissions as he finances campaign behind LNG export terminal ‘pause’ Blackout risk accelerates as “Renewables” agenda advances A recent Wall Street Journal editorial, “New York’s Near Zombie…

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Why Bother with Budgets, Authorizing Bills, etc?

What about oversight? A Cheesehead Hmmm, in four parts While we wait, over to you, Wisconsin legislature, WILL, whomever.

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Tar Heel Governor in Deeper to UN Foundation than Thought

Following on this item (and this), GAO has looked into the “Office of the Governor” grant of $173,312 by the United Nations Foundation in 2021 reported to the IRS without further detail except as being to a Washington, DC address. It turns out that, too, went to Gov. Roy Cooper, a shy climate warrior (see p. 38) who does nonetheless…

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UN, ‘See’? Tar Heel Gov. Steps in it

Was using state policy and positions for “UN Strengthening” advertised to the voters?

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UN “Strategic Partner” Paying Millions to Place ‘Staff’ in U.S. Government Offices

Even Cabinet Secretary paid with outside money Donor group listing mission as “to fulfill the promise of the Paris Agreement on climate change” paying for U.S. governors’, energy reg agency staff for purpose of “UN Strengthening” Blackout risk accelerates as UN’s “Energy Transition” agenda advances A recent Wall Street Journal editorial, “New York’s Near Zombie Apocalypse,” highlighted the threat that…

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GAO Files Suit Against NY OAG Over Withheld ‘Patient Zero’ Climate Litigation Emails

As noted here, New York Office of the Attorney General fired the first shots in a national campaign of lawfare designed to coerce defendants “to the table” in support of unpopular national ‘climate’ (i.e., energy-constraint) policy. As also revealed, in so doing the Office’s attorneys abandoned their own well-founded misgivings, ultimately agreeing to push a pre-packaged “subpoena suggestion” pitched to…

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Congress Looking Into Climate Litigation …Industry

Those who follow GAO’s work will recognize the themes set forth in this letter, sent today by House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer and Ranking Senate Commerce Committee member Sen. Ted Cruz and first reported here. While addressed to a law firm engaged by numerous progressive elected officials—to which these politicians promised so many millions out of their taxpayers’ supposed…

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Study Highlights GAO Work on “Climate Risk Disclosure”

An item in Forbes today writes about a recent Consumers’ Research study that heavily cites GAO, some of which is also linked to by the writer. As noted in today’s summary: Read the story here, and the whole report here.

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GAO Sues New Jersey AG for Climate Contract

Readers of Climate Litigation Watch are familiar with both the recent machinations in New Jersey, and also the curiousso-called “contingency” relationship between progressive politicians and the plaintiffs’ bar. Emails obtained in GAO v. Regents confirmed that the law firm filing the bulk of these suits is already being paid millions of dollars to file them. These millions first came as “charitable grants” for, oddly, purposes that differed…

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Fake Hearings? Boulder City Council Records Suggest Another ‘Public-Private Partnership’ with Activists

UPDATE: Exemplar Documents Loaded UPDATE: Documents loaded (some Word docs follow separately, with interesting Properties) GAO has documented the seemingly inarguable outsourcing of congressional oversight to donors, and their unelected donees, that reared its head in Washington, DC during the (mercifully concluding) 117th Congress. Recently, GAO reviewed public records obtained by Energy Policy Advocates which suggest this is becoming a real thing…

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Climate Industrial Complex: Emails Out ‘Urgent’ Media Role in Climate Complex, ‘Climate Disinformation’ Hearings

Bloomberg reporter outed as tool of climate PR/cancelation campaign, Hill hearings: ‘Urgently’ pressing story for House “climate disinformation” hearings this week, which emails also show had been pitched since at least February just prior to a previous, scrubbed House ‘disinformation’ hearing  Defending Facebook’s “Climate Feedback” cancelation campaign of intimidating and harassing climate realists into silence, reporter assails FOIAing the public employees involved as the real ‘intimidation, ‘harassment’…

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Court Awards GAO $225,000 in Legal Fees Over Records Fight

Emails revealed Hollywood and other wealthy donors quietly financing law firm, with charitable foundation serving as pass-through for millions in “charitable grants” Financing raises disclosure, possible ethics and tax questions Late last month, the Superior Court for Los Angeles County awarded Government Accountability & Oversight $225,000 for local counsel James K.T. Hunter’s time spent litigating the California Public Records Act litigation, Government…

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