Feature: CEI seeks to keep "most transparent ever" administration to its word.
FEATURE: CEI Files Lawsuits Against EPA, Treasury Department
CEI filed lawsuits this week against the Environmental Protection Agency and the Treasury Department to stop the Obama Administration's stonewalling of Freedom of Information Act requests. Read more about the lawsuits in the press releases and news articles below.
The EPA has been stonewalling a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from the Competitive Enterprise Institute since 2010. Since the EPA has no intention to comply with the law, CEI has sued the EPA in a case that could set a major precedent in government transparency. Energy Policy Analyst William Yeatman explains how agency officials have been using private email accounts to conduct official business, arguing that non-governmental email accounts are exempt from outside scrutiny. CEI argues that basic transparency demands that public information be made public.