Description: Request for documents related to White House “climate czar” Carol Browner’s role in U.S. climate policy.
Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Energy
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 02/18/2010 Complaint Download Complaint filed. A government watchdog group filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Energy and the EPA seeking documents related to White House “climate czar” Carol Browner’s part in crafting U.S. climate policy. The group asked the agencies to turn over records of any communication, contact or correspondence between Browner and the Dept. of Energy or EPA pertaining to White House negotiations with the auto industry and the State of California on fuel standards and auto emissions standards between January 20, 2009 and June 1, 2009, and additional negotiations pertaining to a proposed cap-and-trade scheme to limit greenhouse gas emissions from between June 2009 and October 2009.