Report: Political Interests ‘Commandeered’ State AGs for Environmental Agenda

Outside sources paid for new attorneys in the office of numerous attorney general offices around the country in order to gin up climate and environmental litigation for political purposes, according to a new report by a D.C.-based think tank.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute, a self-described free-market think tank, published the 56-page report, bolstering their claims with emails and documents from dozens of open records requests to AG offices and universities across the country over a two-and-a-half year period. Many of those requests had to be litigated to win release of the documents.

Chris Horner, the researcher and author of the paper titled “Law Enforcement for Rent,” says the scheme may be expressly illegal in New York and Oregon, and is ethically dubious everywhere else.

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