Virginia Attorney General Faces Lawsuit For Hiring Privately Funded Environmental Activists

LifeZette cited CEI’s Senior Fellow Chris Horner’s lawsuit against Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (shown above right) was hit with a lawsuit on Wednesday for his involvement in a questionable program that places privately funded environmental activists in his office.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute filed the lawsuit as part of its continuing efforts to expose what it sees as a scheme.


“The question is, did they, in fact, conclude this,” CEI senior fellow Chris Horner told LifeZette. “Or did they just say it? Because it is inconceivable that the top legal office for the state, if it looked at the law, could conclude there are no legal impediments to a privately funded Special Assistant Attorney General in Virginia. And it’s equally inconceivable the top lawyer for the state would just say that, without looking at the law.”

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