Attorney General Claude E. Walker of the U.S. Virgin Islands has attempted to subpoena the Competitive Enterprise Institute for its work on climate change policy. The U.S. Virgin Islands is an unincorporated territory, not a state, and has population of about 100,000. USVI residents and corporations do not pay federal income tax and are exempt from the US custom provisions. In 1993 the USVI conducted an apparent referendum on “self-determination.”
Walker was appointed Attorney General in August 2015. In the past, he worked in Washington, DC as an environmental attorney at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
A real crackdown on tax shelters is not a bad idea, after all.