DC Attorney General’s Exxon Investigation Raises Questions of Profit Motive, Impartiality
Energy Central cited CEI regarding DC Attorney General Karl Racine.
Of likewise concern is how Racine’s office may try to avoid releasing information regarding its investigation of ExxonMobil. In the past, Racine’s office has sought to avoid scrutiny of its climate-related activities. As recently as December 2018, the Competitive Enterprise Institute filed suit against Racine’s office when he refused to comply with open records requests concerning his office’s involvement with a Michael Bloomberg-funded NYU Law program, which places lawyers in attorneys general offices to assist with environmental litigation. Racine’s office claims its Bloomberg-funded Special Assistant Attorney General will not be participating in the case, but the affiliated NYU State Energy & Environment Impact Center could still provide crucial PR support for the case.