Washington Examiner: Lawsuit to force State Department to hand over climate change texts, emails

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by Ethan Barton
Washington Examiner

A nonprofit government watchdog is suing the Department of State seeking to force the agency to disclose email and text message records of its communications with environmental activist groups like the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council and World Wildlife Fund.

The suit follows two Freedom of Information Act requests for the documents concerning the Obama administration’s pledge with China last November to curb greenhouse gas emissions in the two nations and the upcoming United Nations summit later this year in Paris seeking a new Kyoto Protocol on global warming.

Officials with the Energy & Environment Legal Institute believe the documents will provide Congress, the news media and the public with important information about the State Department’s involvement with international environmental special interest group.

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2015-04-02T13:17:31+00:00April 1st, 2015|2015 Paris Talks, Media Coverage, State, Suits|