State Department Sued For Internal Records On The Paris Climate Accord

The Daily Caller covers the role which CEI is playing bringing to light documentation relating to former officials emails as evidence of legal circumvention around the senate when entering the United States in the United Nations climate summit in 2016. 

A libertarian think tank filed suit against the State Department for records regarding potential collusion between Obama administration officials and environmental groups in developing the Paris climate accord.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) initially filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for former officials’ emails in late August. The State Department failed to respond to CEI’s request, so the group filed suit on Tuesday.

“In the absence of the Trump administration taking the initiative to review the internal record of the disgraceful process of circumventing the Senate and the U.S. Constitution to enter the Paris climate treaty, we will continue seeking to make public all of that record we are able,” said CEI Senior Fellow Chris Horner said in a statement.

CEI claims to have evidence former Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern and former State Department legal adviser Sue Biniaz worked closely with two environmental groups in developing the Paris climate accord.

CEI requested communications between Stern and Biniaz and members of the Natural Resources Defense Council and the World Wildlife Fund. The group also targeted emails former State Department Director of Policy Planning Jake Sullivan — who served as a senior adviser to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

CEI also asked for Stern’s role in determining how the U.S. would interpret the Paris accord.

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