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A sea change of thought in the Walker Administration?

12 Sep 2016 2:00 PM | Kate McLaughlin (Administrator)

Joining 19 States, and reversing a decision by former Attorney General Craig Richards, Alaska’s new AG Jahna Lindemuth, filed an amicus brief concerning the proper forum for challenging a state’s right to investigate wrongdoing on behalf of its citizens, rather than seeking recourse in a federal court in another state.  This brief is related to states seeking to investigate whether Exxon participated in consumer fraud regarding climate change research.  Richards, then a member of “AG’s for United for Clean Power”, sent a letter asking other states to stop this investigation.  (Having resigned from the State AG’s office in June, Mr. Richards is now a state contractor dealing with oil and gas development issues, including the Alaska LNG Project.)  Stating that he needed more time to research the matter, Governor Walker has not said whether he still supports former AG Richards objections to the Exxon investigation.  PWSK has submitted a letter to AG Lindemuth regarding our support for the reversal of the State’s position in this brief, and we have urged her to endorse the request for Alaska to now join in the climate fraud investigation of Exxon (and other oil companies), and to rescind Alaska's signature from the June AG coalition letter in defense of Exxon.

http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/New-Alaska-Attorney-General-reverses-state-position-on-Exxon-climate-change-lawsuit-391172671.html

http://www.adn.com/opinions/2016/09/05/if-alaska-has-shifted-policy-on-global-warming-good/


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