Description: Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking information related to activities of the National Climate Task Force.
Competitive Enterprise Institute v. Podesta
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 11/28/2022 Memorandum Opinion Download Motion to dismiss defendants John Podesta and the National Climate Task Force granted. D.C. Federal Court Said President’s Senior Advisor and Climate Task Force Weren’t Subject to FOIA. The federal district court for the District of Columbia dismissed the President’s Senior Advisor for Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation (John Podesta) and the National Climate Task Force from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit brought by Competitive Enterprise Institute. The lawsuit sought to compel disclosure of information about the Task Force’s first meeting and certain communications involving the Task Force and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Office of the Secretary of Commerce (which were also defendants), as well as other agencies. The court held that Podesta and the Task Force were not “agencies” subject to FOIA. 05/06/2021 Complaint Download Complaint filed.