Department of Energy sued for failing to comply with FOIA request
- July 6, 2022
Juliette Fairley, Legal Newsline
The amount of taxpayer money that the Department of Energy (DOE) spent on sending its secretary and staff to Scotland for a climate change summit last year is being withheld, according to a new lawsuit.
Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit last week alleging wrongful withholding of non-exempt responsive records.
“They don’t appear to be willing to provide the documents that would allow us to determine how much they spent on the conference and how many taxpayer resources they devoted to planning and attending the conference,” said PPT Director Michael Chamberlain.