Description: Lawsuit seeking communications and other records, including emails regarding climate change, from Vermont attorney general's office.
Energy Policy Advocates v. Attorney General’s Office
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 06/01/2020 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Energy Policy Advocates Sought Vermont Attorney General Communications Related to Climate Change. In early June 2020, Energy Policy Advocates filed a lawsuit in state court in Vermont seeking to compel the Attorney General’s Office to produce records under the Vermont Public Records Law in response to four records requests made in April 2020. The requests sought certain correspondence, including certain emails with “GHG Emissions Affirmative Legislation” or “Affirmative Climate” in the subject line or that included the word “complaint” and “criteria pollutant,” “greenhouse gas,” or “GHG.” The complaint alleged that the Attorney General’s Office was improperly using common interest agreements to “shield records from the public eye, while nevertheless sharing such records with actors not employed by the State of Vermont.”