COURT RULES WHITE HOUSE SCIENCE OFFICE IN “BAD FAITH”

CEI Gets Discovery in FOIA Case on Global Warming Docs.

The media release is below.

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COURT RULES WHITE HOUSE SCIENCE OFFICE IN “BAD FAITH”
CEI Gets Discovery in FOIA Case on Global Warming Docs

WASHINGTON – A federal court has granted CEI discovery in its FOIA lawsuit against the top White House science policy office. The court found that the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s (OSTP) response to CEI’s FOIA request contained inconsistent and unreliable representations about the sought records, raising questions about the agency’s “good faith.’’

CEI General Counsel Sam Kazman said, “As OSTP’s course of action here demonstrates, there’s a clear pattern when it comes to this Administration: In dealing with global warming issues, agencies tend to act illegally. In short, global warming poses a risk to the rule of law.”

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) filed a lawsuit against the OSTP, seeking documents related to that agency’s controversial video, The Polar Vortex Explained in 2 Minutes. The video, released in January 2014, attempted to blame global warming for the unusually cold winter weather. However, it was widely criticized by scientists on both sides of the climate change debate. Despite OSTP Director John Holdren’s claim that a “growing body of evidence” supports the connection between extreme cold and global warming, a number of published peer-reviewed studies disputed the claim.

CEI petitioned OSTP to correct its claim under the federal Information Quality Act. But the agency denied the petition, claiming that Dr. Holdren’s statement was a “personal opinion” that was exempt from the law. CEI then filed a Freedom of Information Act request on June 13, 2014 for documents related to the video’s production as well as to the agency’s refusal to correct its claim, but the agency refused to disclose most of those records.

CEI subsequently filed suit in federal district court. On February 10, 2016, the court ruled partially in CEI’s favor. On March 4, OSTP released documents, admitting that it found other copies of letters that CEI had requested, prompting the court to question whether OSTP performed a proper search. In a March 23 Order to Show Cause, the court sought an explanation of OSTP’s search process, and indicated it was considering the possibility of imposing sanctions on OSTP, and granting CEI’s 2015 request for discovery. Today’s ruling grants that discovery to CEI.

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10 thoughts on “COURT RULES WHITE HOUSE SCIENCE OFFICE IN “BAD FAITH””

  1. And now the Democrat Attorney General of The US Virgin Islands has gone after CEI, among others? Are there any organizations anywhere on the planet who are more un-American and anti-Constitutional than our own governments? We now have the spectre of the parasitoidic government of the strange little foreign country that’s called The District of Columbia leading the pack and orchestrating the treasonous activities of all the others? And incurring debt that can never be repaid in part to be able to fund the lot

  2. No, Tom, world leaders and consensus scientists were paid handsomely to destroy the constitutions of formerly independent nations after nations and national academies of sciences were united on 24 OCT 1945 to “save the world from nuclear annihilation” by hiding neutron repulsion as the source of energy in atomic bombs from the public.

    That same source of energy in the core of the Sun

    1. Made our chemical elements,
    2. Birthed the solar system 5 Ga ago,
    3. Sustained life’s origin and evolution on Earth after ~3.8 Ga ago, and
    4. Still sustains every atom, life and planet in the solar System System today.

  3. Oliver:

    Could you kindly put and end to your tiresome and irrelevant drivel? Repeating the same few sentences 1000 times on 100 different websites only makes you looks like you lost your sanity back in 1945.

  4. The source of energy that powers the Sun and sustains our lives is of legitimate concern to all of us. As Einstein suggested in 1905, the source of that energy is indelibly recorded in exact rest masses of 3,000 types of atoms that comprise all matter. Humanity’s survival depends on our understanding of the forces of nature:

    https://ethicsalarms.com/tag/valentina-zharkova/

  5. Dan and TGW:
    We all notice O.K.M.’s persistent claims about the subject he is an expert on…….
    If you know better than O.K.M. then tell us all about it….otherwise you are being a bigger PITA than he is……
    Thanks….

  6. Roger dodger:

    It appears that either you are Oliver’s Siamese twin, or something likewise happened to your brain a few decades ago, presumably the result of those reactions inside the sun. Please tell us more about the 3000 types of atoms that scientists have overlooked, the surprising interior of the sun (apparently made of marmite), and the bombs and secret conspiracies of 1945.

  7. TGW……
    In reply to your inquiry….

    1.’It appears that either you are Oliver’s Siamese twin…..’
    No such luck; I’m not a Doctor or even Master of anything…however about a year ago junkscience.com [moderator, JDD MD JD] asked me to be an arbiter about OKM’s repeated claims that modern physics has lost the plot [to the politicians et al] and maybe OKM is right….This was a helluva privilege for an ordinary Chem. major who knows ~0.5 FA^0.5 about science….Luckily, OKM has continued to be accepted on this site…..

    2.’something likewise happened to your brain a few decades ago’…
    No such luck again, my alma mater gave me a degree to get rid of me so my academic career peaked then.
    3. ‘presumably the result of those reactions inside the sun’
    I thought everyone knew that without the reactions inside the Sun we would not exist.
    4. ‘Please tell us more about the 3000 types of atoms that scientists have overlooked,’
    Sorry; I thought that you could tell us that this is wrong, and why….
    [OKM didn’t say 3000 elements]………
    5.’the surprising interior of the sun (apparently made of marmite),
    Marmite contains ~2% H but only 0.036% Fe, so this could well be correct according to mainstream science…..
    6.’ and the bombs and secret conspiracies of 1945.’
    The bombs are well explained in any Physics textbook: The BS spread about them tends to infinity……..
    Roger dodger:

  8. ” In short, global warming poses a risk to the rule of law.”
    Wow!
    Global warming causes tyranny!

  9. tadchem, you are on the right track but, [IMHO], Timothy 6:10 says it better :
    ‘The love of global warming is the root of all [modern-day] tyranny.’

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