Biden Climate Task Force Ignored Open-Records Request, Think Tank Claims In Lawsuit

The Washington Times cites CEI’s recent lawsuit:

The Competitive Enterprise Institute filed a federal lawsuit Thursday to force President Biden’s newly created National Climate Task Force to comply with federal open-records laws, accusing the administration of illegally ignoring requests for information.

The free-market think tank filed a request Feb. 17 for documents from the task force’s first meeting on Feb. 11, but has received “no response whatsoever,” even though the Freedom of Information Act requires federal agencies to respond within 20 days.

“The task force is directing climate change policy for this country, but its workings have remained totally private,” said CEI general counsel Sam Kazman in a statement. “The President may have declared climate change to be an existential threat, but that doesn’t make the Task Force an extralegal entity.”

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