Description: Action to compel Rhode Island Attorney General's disclosure of climate change-related emails.
Free Market Environmental Law Clinic v. Rhode Island Department of the Attorney General
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 07/27/2016 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Groups Sought Climate Emails from Rhode Island Attorney General. Free Market Environmental Law Clinic and Energy & Environment Legal Institute filed an action in Rhode Island Superior Court under the Access to Public Records Act seeking disclosure by the Rhode Island Department of the Attorney General of certain emails between a person in the Department and the New York State Attorney General’s office. The plaintiffs also sought the employee’s emails containing the terms RICO, climate denial, climate denier, climate risk, or Gore. The plaintiffs contended that none of the documents they sought were properly exempted from disclosure.