Conservative Think Tank Sues For Paris Climate Deal Info

Law360, New York (November 14, 2017, 2:45 PM EST) -- The Competitive Enterprise Institute sued the U.S. State Department in D.C. federal court Monday, seeking communications from two officers the free-market think tank claims advised the Obama administration on how to sign the U.S. onto the Paris climate change agreement without getting congressional approval.

The CEI, a prominent skeptic of man-made climate change, claims the State Department has blown a deadline to respond to the organization's October Freedom of Information Act request for certain text message and email correspondence from State Department officers Trigg Talley and Anna Costello relating to the Paris deal brokered in 2015. President Donald Trump, who has...

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