Description: Action to compel disclosure of State Department communications regarding climate change negotiations with China
Energy & Environment Legal Institute v. United States Department of State
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 02/27/2017 Complaint Download Complaint filed. FOIA Lawsuit Sought State Department Communications with Climate Change Activists About China. Energy & Environment Legal Institute filed an action in the federal district court for the District of Columbia to compel the United States Department of State to produce communications to and from State Department employees in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The complaint alleged that the communications were related to an alleged effort to coordinate climate change activists in developing alternative post-Obama diplomatic channels with China. The FOIA request was submitted to the agency on January 25, 2017.