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FOIA News: CEI Sues State Department for Paris Climate Accord Records

FOIA News (2017)Ryan MulveyComment

State Dept Is Withholding Paris Accord Documents, So A Think Tank Is Suing It

Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller, Nov. 13, 2017

The libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) is suing the Department of State for “illegally” withholding documents related to the Obama administration’s decision to keep the Paris climate accord away from Congress.

CEI filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request in October asking for emails between two Obama administration State Department officials and a lawyer for the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, which is chaired by Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker.

The State Department has not provided any records, so CEI filed suit on Monday.

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