New York AG sued over secrecy agreement on climate-change investigation

The Washington Times reports on CEI's lawsuit against Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for refusing to release documents related to the climate change investigations. 

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman was hit with a lawsuit Wednesday seeking copies of any secrecy agreements related to a multistate investigation into climate-change dissent.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute filed a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court after the Democratic prosecutor rejected the free-market think-tank’s Freedom of Information Law request for any Common Interest Agreement reached with other attorneys general or seven individuals and environmental groups.

Mr. Schneiderman’s office, which is investigating ExxonMobil, said any such records would be exempt from disclosure for at least one of four reasons, but CEI general counsel Sam Kazman said none of the reasons claimed is “legitimate under New York law.”

“What is AG Schneiderman’s office trying to hide?” Mr. Kazman asked in a statement.

“The public deserves to know what this AG, and the other AGs cooperating with him, agreed to when it came to targeting their political opponents, and that’s why we sought the Common Interest Agreement in the first place,” Mr. Kazman said.

Read the full article at The Washington Times