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Federal Judge Rebukes White House for Misleading Response to FOIA Request

Judge Amit Mehta of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled on May 9, the Obama administration had engaged in “bad faith” in its handling of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request made by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). CEI made its FOIA request to investigate assertions made by the White House about the existence of human-caused global warming. Mehta’s ruling is a victory for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, which has long challenged the science behind...

Department of Energy Cancels Funding for Texas Clean Energy Project

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has decided to cease funding the Texas Clean Energy Project (TCEP), one of six clean-coal-energy projects promised under DOE’s Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI). The decision marks the fifth time DOE has pulled the plug on a clean-coal project. DOE cited an inspector general’s report showing the project was well over budget and behind schedule when announcing its decision to cease funding the project on May 13, 2016. The original funding agreement, which was...

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