CEI Weekly: CEI Files Lawsuits Against EPA and Treasury Department

Friday, September 14, 2012



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.


September 10th press release: CEI Files Suit to Force Administration to Comply with FOIA

September 11th press release: CEI Files Groundbreaking Lawsuit Against EPA For Hiding Agency Records on Private E-mail Accounts


The Washington Examiner: Think Tank Sues EPA For Official's Secret Emails

The Daily Caller: Free Market Think Tank Sues Treasury Dept. For Withholding Internal Carbon Tax Documents

Legal Newsline: Group Says Obama Administration Officials Skirting FOIA Laws





Labeling of Genetically-Engineered Food a Losing Proposition

Gregory Conko and Henry I. Miller's op-ed in Forbes


TRUST Act Deceit: Federal Government Deceives Sheriffs Into Detaining Immigrants

David Bier's op-ed in The Huffington Post


Low-Skilled Immigrant Workers Are Vital to Economy

David Bier's op-ed in Forbes


Executive Branch Makes Power Grab to Create New Spectrum Architecture Without Congress

Fred Campbell's post on DriveInnovation.org 


A Victory For E-Book Buyers

Wayne Crews' citation in The Denver Post


Republicans Drop Energy Efficiency From Platform

William Yeatman's op-ed in Bloomberg News


'The Human Quest' Calls For New Industrial Revolution

Myron Ebell's citation in Boulder Weekly


More Than 1600 Pages of Regulations Added to Federal Register Last Week,  Cost Now $1.4 Trillion a Year

CEI's citation in The Daily Caller


















September 13, 2012: CEI Sues EPA


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.