The below PDF documents were produced by the U.S. Treasury Department to the Competitive Enterprise Institute in a settlement agreement after CEI sued the agency for failing to comply with several FOIA requests for emails relating to a proposed carbon tax.
<p><strong>Center Director: <a href="http://cei.org/expert/myron-ebell">Myron Ebell</a></strong></p><p>CEI’s Center for Energy and Environment makes the positive case for abundant energy and promotes environmental policies based on economic freedom, property rights, and limited government. We oppose policies based on the beliefs that prosperity threatens the environment, that the answer to every environmental challenge is more regulation, and that risks can be abolished by limiting human ingenuity.</p>
We write to express our support for your amendment to HR 367, the Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013. The last thing the American people need is a new tax, especially a carbon tax.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute received a letter on August 21 from an attorney representing Penn State University Professor Michael E. Mann that demands that CEI retract and apologize for a post on CEI’s blog, Openmarket.org, written by CEI adjunct scholar Rand Simberg. The letter also threatens that they "intend to pursue all appropriate legal remedies on behalf of Dr. Mann."
This is an action under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 U.S.C. § 552, to compel production under two FOIA requests seeking certain EPA records relating to compliance with record-keeping laws and related practices by the Agency, and its Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Gina McCarthy.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) record of compliance with statutory deadlines established for three core Clean Air Act programs raises serious questions regarding the agency’s competence and discretion.
This report was published by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
Since 2009, the EPA has expanded its own prerogatives at the expense of the states’ rightful authority. Congress wanted states to quarterback environmental policymaking, but the EPA has pushed them to the bench.