U.S. states signed pact to keep Exxon climate probe confidential

Reuters speaks with Chris Horner on the pact of fifteen states signed to investigate Exxon Mobil but was written broadly to investigate other groups. 

After numerous filings under sunshine laws, a copy of the agreement was obtained by the Energy & Environment Legal Institute, a free-market think tank. The Competitive Enterprise Institute, whose website says it opposes U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, had also sought the documents.

"This is far less a proper common interest agreement than a sweeping cloak of secrecy," said Chris Horner, a lawyer who represents the Energy & Environment Legal Institute.

Read the full article at Reuters.