NASA FOIA Complaint
The Competitive Enterprise Institute on May 27, 2010 filed a lawsuit to force NASA to produce records related to last year's "ClimateGate" scandal -- records the agency has refused to produce for nearly three years.
In its complaint CEI calls for government transparency "about climate science, particularly now, when debate about climate change and ‘cap and trade’ legislation has captured sustained national attention.
“NASA is accountable to the taxpayers and to the public", and “should not be free to treat its FOIA obligations with contempt.”
The lawsuit arises out of three CEI Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, initiated in August 2007 and originally seeking internal documents about NASA improperly boosting U.S. temperature data in this decade.