Legal Newsline cited Senior Fellow Christopher C. Horner on the AG climate scheme:
Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, who has been very vocal about the outcome, told Legal Newsline his thoughts.
“My sense is that Virginia’s Legislature acted further to prohibit the AG from entering this unprecedented arrangement,” said Horner.
“Further, because several provisions in the state code already make clear that it is not authorized and apparently didn’t even give OAG pause, which is largely in response to the outrageous vow to use Bloomberg’s resources and the Office of Attorney General ‘to advance the agenda represented by’ Bloomberg’s group. Good heavens.”
As far as his thoughts on the state attorneys generals who have accepted these free lawyers, he said the aesthetics of it all isn’t too appealing. Previous
“There is the appearance that these were poorly thought out efforts to gain favor with a majority donor. They seem to believe these laws don’t apply to them, I suppose ‘because climate’ or ‘well, it is Bloomberg,'” he said.
When it comes to climate change litigation, Horner said there’s a subliminal angle of the lawsuits to begin with.
“These cases plainly are not designed to prevail but to settle - to obtain massive settlements to be distributed to political constituencies and politicians’ projects," he said.
"The climate kids' suits seek imposition of a failed political agenda by court order abandoning separation of powers. We even have public records showing these cases long-ago planned the current use of massive children’s protests as part of the litigation strategy. These pursuits are abuse on several levels.”