Federal Judge Rebukes White House for Misleading Response to FOIA Request

The Heartland Institue reports on CEI's Freedom of Information Act lawsuit challenging a global warming claim in the White House's Office of Science and Technology video. 

Judge Amit Mehta of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled on May 9, the Obama administration had engaged in “bad faith” in its handling of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request made by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI).

CEI made its FOIA request to investigate assertions made by the White House about the existence of human-caused global warming.

Mehta’s ruling is a victory for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, which has long challenged the science behind the theory of manmade global warming. CEI used FOIA to seek data used to support a statement made by John Holdren, director of the Office of Science and Technology (OST), claiming global warming was leading to colder winters. Holdren’s comments were made public in a video posted on the White House’s website.

Read the full article at The Heartland Institute