Description: Action to compel production of U.S. Department of State officials' correspondence regarding climate negotiations.
Competitive Enterprise Institute v. U.S. Department of State
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 10/03/2017 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Competitive Enterprise Institute Sought State Department Correspondence on Climate Negotiations. Competitive Enterprise Instituted (CEI) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in the federal district court for the District of Columbia seeking to compel the U.S. Department of State to produce correspondence of two officials related to climate change, the December 2016 Paris Agreement, the “legal form” of the Paris Agreement’s provisions, the Kyoto Protocol, and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The two officials were Todd Stern, the former Special Envoy for Climate Change, and Susan Biniaz, formerly the State Department’s lead climate lawyer. CEI also sought email correspondence between the two officials and people at the Natural Resources Defense Council or World Wildlife Fund.