Judicial Watch v. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency (No. 10-246) – documents regarding climate “czar” Carol Browner
NOVEMBER 01, 2011
Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to obtain documents related to President Obama’s Special Assistant on Energy and Climate Carol Browner and her role in crafting official U.S. climate policy. Ms. Browner, who was never subjected to Senate confirmation, reportedly served as the Obama administration’s point person in secret negotiations to establish automobile emission standards and also participated in negotiations involving cap and trade legislation.Through its FOIA requests, filed on December 28, 2009, Judicial Watch specifically seeks all records of communications, contacts, or correspondence between Browner and the EPA or Energy Department concerning:
A. Negotiations and/or discussions among the auto industry, the State of California, and agencies of the United States with respect to fuel-standards/auto emissions for the time period between January 20, 2009 and June 1, 2009; andB. Negotiations/discussions with respect to cap and trade legislation for the time period between June 1, 2009 and October 1, 2009.
Official Legal Documents
- Complaint - February 18, 2010