Description: Action to compel response to Freedom of Information Act request to the U.S. Department of Energy seeking Trump transition team questionnaires regarding climate change.
Project Democracy Project, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Energy
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 04/27/2017 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Lawsuit Sought Disclosure of Trump Transition Climate Questionnaire Documents at Department of Energy. On April 27, 2017, the Protect Democracy Project, Inc. filed a lawsuit pursuant to the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) asking the federal district court for the District of Columbia to order the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to search for and produce Trump administration transition team questionnaires regarding climate change. The plaintiff submitted a FOIA request for the documents on February 15, 2017. The request also sought records regarding personnel changes, assignments, and assignment policies at DOE.