Democrat AGs Signed Secrecy Pact To Hide Details Of Probe Into Climate-Change Dissent
Hard to believe, I know:
Democratic attorneys general signed a secrecy agreement aimed at keeping private the details of their investigation into climate-change dissenters, according to documents released Thursday.
The Common Interest Agreement was signed in April and May by representatives for 17 attorneys general as part of their collaborative pursuit of fossil-fuel companies, academics and think tanks that challenge the narrative of catastrophic climate-change.
Such agreements are typically used by prosecutors on investigations involving litigation, but the pact signed by AGs United for Clean Power was different in that they were “clearly drafted to obstruct open-records requests while these AGs carried out a political campaign against their critics,” said the Energy & Environment Legal Institute, which obtained the documents.
“It’s baffling that these AGs feel they can trample on their own states’ public records laws,” said David W. Schnare, E&E legal general counsel, in a Thursday statement.
“If they truly believe that they are engaged in anything other than a purely political campaign, they should have no problem explaining to the public what they are doing and subjecting their activities to the scrutiny their legislatures demanded,” he said.GO READ THE WHOLE THING.