Oregon AG: It’ll cost $80,000 to review e-mails in resignation of special environmental counsel Brent Foster

SALEM — The Oregon attorney general says it will cost $80,000 to review 21,500 e-mails sought by Republican lawmakers over the resignation of Brent Foster, the former special counsel for the environment.

Attorney General John Kroger made the estimate in a letter today to Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli.

Republican lawmakers want to know more about Foster’s role in the state’s opposition to development of liquefied natural gas facilities. One of those projects has gone broke.
Kroger says 64 e-mails that have been reviewed show no evidence of impropriety, but cannot be released because of attorney-client privilege.
Kroger has asked Marion County authorities to investigate Foster’s conduct in the investigation of water pollution charges against a Hood River juice manufacturer.

~ The Associated Press

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