Tag Archives: Freedom of Information Act

CEI wins FOIA tiff with NASA via judicial order

From AllGov.com with lots of spin (h/t to reader Dennis) Judge Orders NASA to Release Climate Change-Related Documents A climate change denial group once funded by oil giant ExxonMobil (2012 revenues: $453.123 billion) won a legal victory last week over … Continue reading

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Mann’s emails to be subject of state supreme court case

You have to wonder what he’s got in those emails to be fighting so hard to keep people from seeing the supposedly mundane details of research. Prince William FOIA case on global warming headed for Virginia Supreme Court The fight … Continue reading

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Lewandowsky’s ‘seepage’, now with FOI

From Tom Nelson Lewandowsky’s skeptic seepage plus see the FOIA documents link added at the end. Emailer WL writes: [Stephan Lewandowsky at 2013 American Geophysical Union Chapman Conference] “Skeptic discourse has seeped into the scientific arena and may have contributed … Continue reading

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‘Richard Windsor’ seems to be a governmental ‘everyman’ issue

It seems that the Associated Press has taken notice of what CEI’s Chris Horner first reported (here at WUWT and elsewhere) about the EPA’s secret email alias of “Richard Windsor” and has found the same sort of off the books … Continue reading

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Briffa, Yamal, reputational damage, and all that

Keith Briffa has just published a new paper using the Yamal-Urals regional chronology data, something long sought after via FOIA requests. That data was withheld, citing it wasn’t cooked done with yet, and that releasing it would damage the reputation … Continue reading

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Like the IRS, the EPA plays favorites

From the WSJ (h/t to Chris Horner) The Washington Examiner reported Tuesday that the EPA under Ms. Jackson has a history of favoring groups that share the agency’s political agenda. “Conservative groups seeking information from the Environmental Protection Agency have … Continue reading

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Climategate 3.0 has occurred – the password has been released

This post will be a top “sticky” post for some time, new essays will appear below this one. UPDATES as emails are noted, will appear below.  – Anthony UPDATE8 3/19/13: Jeff Condon has received legal notice from UEA warning him … Continue reading

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‘Let me say it as simply as I can: Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.’

That headline is from this article in The Atlantic. Below is from Globalwarming.org What EPA Transparency Looks Like in Most Open, Honest Administration Ever This time, we got actual emails … that revealed a lot … about the fine art … Continue reading

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Vitter, Issa Investigate EPA’s Transparency Problem, More Suspicious E-mail Accounts

For Immediate Release Contact: Luke Bolar / Vitter (202) 224-4623  Becca Watkins / Issa (202) 225-0037 January 29, 2013 Vitter, Issa Investigate EPA’s Transparency Problem, More Suspicious E-mail Accounts EPA Region 8 Administrator violates e-mail rule, uses private e-mail accounts … Continue reading

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New FOIA lawsuit filed against the EPA

The Environmental Law Center of the American Tradition Institute PRESS RELEASE Washington, D.C. Contact: Chris Horner January 28, 2013 info@atinstitute.org Today, the Environmental Law Center filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on behalf of the American Tradition … Continue reading

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Senator Vitter calls EPA FOI release “fishy”

For Immediate Release Contact: Luke Bolar (202) 224-4623 January 15, 2013 Vitter: Lisa Jackson’s “Richard Windsor” Emails Released are Fishy Vitter suggests EPA may be violating FOIA standards WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) made the following statement … Continue reading

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EPA Doubles Down on ‘Richard Windsor’ Stonewall

Guest post by Chris Horner [Emails are now available online - see below] After First admitting to Jackson’s false identity, EPA pretends it doesn’t exist So much for we have nothing to hide. In EPA’s first production of Lisa Jackson’s … Continue reading

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Today is D-Day — Delivery Day — for Richard Windsor’s Emails

Guest post by Chris Horner Today, per its agreement as filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in CEI v. EPA, the Environmental Protection Agency and/or its lawyers the Department of Justice are to produce the … Continue reading

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Monday is D-Day — Delivery Day — for Richard Windsor’s Emails

UPDATE: Unless DoJ delays the expected release today (possible, foot dragging is a common thing with these as they try to “sanitize”) we’ll have the first update here soon after the first release.  – Anthony Guest post by Chris Horner … Continue reading

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EPA, email, dogs, and all that

UPDATE: the story keeps changing, see below. As a follow up to our story yesterday: Is the EPA running a black-ops program? According to a report in POLITICO, EPA administrator Lisa Jackson named her internal email account “Richard Windsor”  due … Continue reading

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Chris Horner responds to the EPA statement today on the question of them running a black-ops program

Earlier today I posted this story linking to the IBD editorial: Is the EPA running a black-ops program? I got this direct email statement from the EPA, to which Horner responds. This email was sent directly to me this morning, my … Continue reading

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Is the EPA running a black-ops program?

UPDATE: I got a direct email from the EPA with a statement. See below. From Investors Business Daily: Clandestine Government: During his first full day in the White House, Barack Obama promised he’d brought with him “a new era of … Continue reading

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ATI and the Mann case update

While I was a bit busy with other things (my PBS interview generated quite a lot of interest as well as hate mail) there was other news. Most notable was the ruling against ATI’s FOIA case with the University of … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: The epitaph that I would write for history would say: I conceal nothing. It is not enough not to lie. One should strive … Continue reading

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More NOAA FOI emails – A question for Bill Lambrecht of the Post Dispatch

After reading this email to the late climate scientists Steven H. Schneider (released from the 2 year FOI effort to NOAA) below… …I have this question for Bill Lambrecht of the St. Louis Post Dispatch:

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First look: ‘Hit on the head with a hockey stick’ – some selected emails from the recent NOAA FOIA release 2 years later

Readers may recall this yesterday: NOAA releases tranche of FOIA documents – 2 years later. I have a few to share from CEI now. Here’s one email, right after Climategate1, that is uproariously funny, given NRO’s response to Dr. Michael … Continue reading

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NOAA releases tranche of FOIA documents – 2 years later

Guest post by Christopher Horner, CEI. Today, NOAA finally delivered thousands of pages (hard copy, oddly, despite our request for electronic copies) of additional records that had been withheld during the deliberations over what to produce for a thorough FOIA … Continue reading

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Status of the ATI -vs- Mann and UVa emails saga

AMERICAN TRADITION INSTITUTE – PRESS RELEASE July 26, 2012 The ongoing saga of the American Tradition Institute versus the University of Virginia moved forward this week with filing of the arguments of the parties http://www.atinstitute.org/law-ctr/hosted-foia-documents/ on the central issues of … Continue reading

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Fighting the Mann

From Mark Steyn’s web page Mann-made climate change turns up the heat on Steyn Michael Mann, the professor who created the climate-change “hockey stick”, announced over the weekend his intention to sue National Review over Mark’s Corner post “Football and … Continue reading

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Weekly Weather and Climate News Roundup

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: “a change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which … Continue reading

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Court fight: Mann’s lawyer and UVa counsel -vs- ATI

UPDATE: Link to the full court transcript added below. People send me stuff. The stuff today is a transcript of the recent court debate over the FOIA requests for Mike Mann’s UVa emails: It seems that Dr. Mann’s lawyer and … Continue reading

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ATI’s video summary of the Mann UVA case

This is a historical summary, that shows both past and present context of Climategate and Michael Mann’s legal fight to keep his emails from University of Virgina a secret from FOIA requests. Worth a look. – Anthony ATI’s Freedom of … Continue reading

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Mann -vs- ATI case–unsettled

Prince William climate case judge already anticipating the appeal By Tom Jackman Washington Post The e-mails of climate researcher Michael E. Mann are at the heart of a Freedom of Information Act case that will almost certainly wind up in … Continue reading

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UK government trying to kill the FOI act

I guess Climategate really put a burr under their saddle. Bishop Hill writes: As it becomes clear that there will be a determined step by bureaucrats to neuter the FOI Act by introducing charges, it is increasingly important that the … Continue reading

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Richard Black, BBC, Hypocrisy, and FOI

Geoffrey Thorpe-Willett writes in with this: Following the Gleick incident Richard Black of the BBC thinks there is a lack of transparency for the organisations involved. I agree, and so I also tried to see how transparent the BBC were. … Continue reading

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Legal exemplars cited in Michael Mann’s UVA email case

Mann alludes to his “dirty laundry” which cannot come out, requesting his correspondent to not pass the email or the data attached to it to anyone else (PE-22). The Environmental Law Center of the American Tradition Institute PRESS RELEASE For … Continue reading

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PEERs rush in: Climate Science Legal Defense Fund

Andrew Revkin reports today on the engagement of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) to the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund created by Professor Scott Mandia, aka “Supermandia” as he sees himself in the photo below. From Scott Mandia’s blog-he … Continue reading

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UK police seize computers of skeptic blogger in England

UPDATE: 12/21/11 4PM  -BBC covers Tallbloke, finally, Richard Black still silent-  Norfolk constabulary to share hand-off Climategate investigation, and  Greg Laden caves – see below Dec 14th -The first blogger to break the Climategate2 story has had a visit from … Continue reading

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NYT reporter engages in zany conspiracy theory – suggests bloggers “knew” FOIA emails were coming

This is almost as clueless as the raid on Tallbloke by the police looking for scraps. But it does underscore one thing – investigators are clueless and so is the major press. For the record, I don’t know who “FOIA” … Continue reading

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Chevy Volt problems may have been deferred by NHTSA to protect “fragility of Volt sales” – FOIA demands launched

Here’s an interesting BBC story about the safety hazards associated with the Chevy Volt — specifically, the risk that its battery pack could catch fire after even a minor impact. But the real problem may no longer be a technical … Continue reading

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