The Washington Times cited CEI’s report by Senior Fellow Christopher C. Horner, “Government for Rent.”
The picture that emerges is of state governments pursuing aggressive green policies through prosecutions and other executive strategies that they were unable to get through their legislatures or by taxpayers, according to the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free market think tank.
“What you have is a mercenary use of law enforcement powers,” said CEI senior fellow Chris Horner. “When you have the legal system working as an area of policymaking you have to ask, ‘how in the world did they begin to use law enforcement this way?’”
Mr. Horner says he discovered through public documents and information pried loose in litigation a consortium of blue-state leaders leveraging money and manpower of various nongovernmental organizations and environmental activists.