Treasury demands non-profit pay previously waived FOIA fees for carbon tax emails

The Treasury Department filing was the latest development in a case that began last November when CEI appealed to the federal court to reverse Treasury's decision not to produce the emails after the think tank requested them in a Freedom of Information Act request.

Christopher Horner, a CEI senior fellow, told The Washington Examiner that he believes Treasury decided to demand the payment after receiving "not a little bit of heat for having admitted to 7,300 emails just in one sleepy office with nothing to do but wait for energy tax revenues, apparently to blow on the $100 billion per year fund the president promised to the world in Copenhagen!"