The Daily Caller cited CEI's "Government for Rent" report.
Several members of CIEL’s board are spearheading litigation against Exxon. Attorneys Matt Pawa and Sharon Eubanks, for example, have been instrumental cogs in the crusade against the Texas-based oil company. They barnstormed around Illinois in 2016 with a Chicago billionaire lobbying the state’s attorney general to join the litigation, according to a slew of documents the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) obtained on Sept. 11.
CEI’s documents detail the actions of a group of AGs and activists, including former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, that eventually led to former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg paying for “legal fellows” to work in state law enforcement.
At least six state AG offices accepted Bloomberg-funded legal fellows, according to CEI’s documents, including Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Washington and the District of Columbia.