Judge orders science office to turn over documents

E&E News speaks with Sam Kazman on CEI's FOIA case requesting documents from the Office of Science and Technology. 

A federal judge is ordering the White House's science office to turn over documents following a conservative think tank's Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta for the District of Columbia yesterday ordered the Office of Science and Technology Policy to release records sought by the Competitive Enterprise Institute

The group had filed a FOIA request for documents behind a White House-produced video called "The Polar Vortex Explained in 2 Minutes," which discusses extreme winter weather.

CEI general counsel Sam Kazman responded today: "The notorious Polar Vortex video started off as a seemingly official White House climate flick. When we and others questioned its accuracy, the video suddenly turned into John Holdren's 'personal opinion.'"

He added, "The court's ruling may help unravel just how that magical transformation occurred. And in the meantime, we've thankfully been spared any sequels to this film."

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