Treasury fights to keep carbon emails secret

Treasury Department officials argued in court Monday that a conservative think tank is not entitled to more than 7,000 agency emails concerning a potential carbon tax, a move Sen. David Vitter (R., La.) called duplicitous and insulting.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) appealed the Treasury Department’s denial of its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the emails.

Treasury in response filed a motion with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia claiming CEI “is not entitled to the relief requested, or to any other relief whatsoever, and requests that this action be dismissed in its entirely with prejudice and that defendant be given such other relief as this Court deems proper, including costs and disbursements.”

CEI senior fellow Christopher Horner said Treasury’s objective “is to tap dance as deep into the policy/political calendar as they can without producing” the emails in question.

Vitter, the ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, criticized the Treasury Department’s continued efforts to block disclosure of the emails.

Read more at The Washington Free Beacon. By CJ Ciaramella.


  1. the entire administration of the gay arab is a coverup

  2. So by their refusal to cooperate, they are more or less admitting that they have been caught with their hand in the cookie jar?

  3. Dan Stewart says:

    Watch for o-but-head to declare executive privilige. When are we going to get rid of this gang of crap heads.

  4. Whatever happened to government by the people, of the people and for the people? Transparency; this administration doesn't know the meaning of the word.

  5. polishsniper says:

    It's really scary knowing that we have this jerk running this nation But it's even scarier knowing we have over 62 million Stupid people that voted for him. Green energy, global warming, gay rights are right at the top of my list when ever I wake up in the morning.It just sends a chill down my spine,doesn't it yours.Now it's carbon email. Somebody put me in a rubber room!

  6. Bob Higginbotham says:

    The U.S. Treasury cannot, under the FOIA, legally withhold the requested e-mails. The problem is that this entire administration is criminal and does not comply with any law unless it is in their favor. When the DOJ ignores the law as they did during the 'fast and furious' investigation and State, Defense and the WH during the current Benghazi investigation what can we expect. The congress is too cowardly to act as the should and prefer criminal charges against many in the administration.

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