Attorney General’s Senior Counsel Doubles as President of Law Firm Pushing CO2 Caps

This a a pretty unusual situation.  One of the AG’s closest advisors doubles as president of a law firm that sues the state, cities, municipalities, appears before administrative agencies, and lobbies the Legislature.  The Environmental Improvement Board is proceeding to hear a petition to cap CO2 emissions statewide.  The petitioner is represented by the very same law firm that the AG’s Senior Counsel heads.  And it’s the AG who told the EIB they could proceed to hear the petition.  Stuart Bluestone is the attorney in question.  The law firm is the New Mexico Environmental Law Center.  Here’s the New Mexico Watchdog report, our latest in a close look at conflicts of interest on the EIB.