Description: Action to compel Virginia attorney general records regarding state climate change investigations.
Richardson v. Herring
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 12/07/2016 Order Download Order of non-suit issued. E&E Legal Withdrew Lawsuit Seeking Climate Investigation Records from Virginia Attorney General Following Disclosure of Additional Documents. The Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) submitted an order of non-suit to the Virginia Circuit Court in its action seeking disclosure of the Virginia attorney general’s documents related to climate change and communications between the offices of Virginia and New York attorneys general. E&E Legal said that the non-suit order followed the Virginia attorney general’s disclosure of additional documents. 11/15/2016 Petition Download Petition for writ of mandamus and injunctive relief filed. E&E Legal Asked Virginia Court to Compel Attorney General to Release Climate Investigation Records. Energy & Environment Legal Institute and its executive director filed a lawsuit under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act seeking to compel the Attorney General of Virginia to release documents related to climate change and communications between the offices of Virginia and New York attorneys general. The petitioners had submitted two requests for records related to investigations of “climate denial,” including documents related to the Common Interest Agreement among Virginia and other states.