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

 

 

SHAPING THE DEBATE

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     

 

 

CEI PODCAST

 

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.