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Energy Department Hit with FOIA Lawsuit Over Green Tax Credit Lobbying Campaign

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The Daily Caller cited CEI's Christopher C. Horner on CEI's suing of the Department of Energy.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) filed the lawsuit Tuesday. The conservative organization is seeking records related to a tax credit known as 45Q, one of several different “green” tax credits that major investment companies such as Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase have used to bank large profits.

“After revealing specifics of the records it was processing and when it would comply, the [DOE] suddenly slammed on the brakes, and has refused to release any of the records it had identified as responsive,” CEI senior fellow Chris Horner said in a statement. “The program is a consequential one, the campaign to expand it is disturbing, and DOE’s behavior is remarkable.”

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