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 NASA when a federal judge ordered the space agency to turn over more documents related…

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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 by a conservative legal group and Del. Robert Marshall (R-Prince William) to obtain the e-mails…

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 to shaping climate scientists thinking’ and interpretation… …without any awareness on their part. …strong reasons…

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 of CRU scientists. After Climategate in 2009, I’m not sure how CRU’s reputation could be…

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 been routinely hindered by fees normally waived for media and watchdog groups, while fees for…

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 to conduct official business (Washington, D.C.) – In a joint letter sent today, Senator David…

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 Institute (ATI) in federal district court in Washington, DC. ATI seeks to compel EPA to…