Judge Forces Obama Administration to Disclose Climate Documents

Judge Amit Mehta handed the Obama administration a defeat in court in a case involving the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), ruling the White House showed bad faith in withholding information and data underpinning John Holdren's claim global warming was making winters colder. Holdren is the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) director.

In response to a FOIA request by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), OSTP initially claimed it found just 11 pages of documents, none of which included drafts of the director’s final conclusions. Continue…