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State Dept Is Withholding Paris Accord Documents, So a Think Tank Is Suing It

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The Daily Caller covers CEI's second FOIA lawsuit against the Department of State for withholding documents related to the Paris Climate Agreement.

The libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) is suing the Department of State for “illegally” withholding documents related to the Obama administration’s decision to keep the Paris climate accord away from Congress.

CEI filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request in October asking for emails between two Obama administration State Department officials and a lawyer for the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, which is chaired by Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker.

The State Department has not provided any records, so CEI filed suit on Monday.

“As the Senate and now two administrations continue to remain silent about how our treaty process was ignored in order to claim the U.S. was a party to the Paris climate treaty, CEI continues to seek relevant information to learn how this came about,” CEI Fellow Chris Horner said in a statement.

Read the full article at The Daily Caller.