Another Climate Data Scandal?

A non-profit watchdog group’s lawsuit against the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration may have spurred the agency to release documents to a congressional committee that reveal a “new climate data scandal.” Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit Dec. 2, 2015, against NOAA “regarding methodology for collecting and interpreting data used in climate models,” the group said Tuesday. The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology subpoenaed the Read more […]

Surprise! Government Bureaucrats Keep Blocking the FOIA Process

Members of a House oversight committee were outraged during a bizarre hearing Tuesday in which congressmen listened to journalists discuss how government agencies intentionally botched formal requests for information. The reporters told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of numerous instances where agencies needlessly delayed, denied or redacted Freedom of Information Act requests. The FOIA guarantees the public access to all government documents, subject only to nine exemptions Read more […]

White House Trying to Delete FOIA Regulations

In the wake of the email scandal that Hillary Clinton went through, the White House is taking steps to ensure that Obama never has to go through a similar scandal. By releasing all non-classified emails, ramping up transparency, and going above and beyond to operate within the law? No. Unfortunately, the White House is taking the opposite road by trying to overturn the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations that currently hold sway on its Office of Administration: The White House is removing Read more […]