A couple of months back I wrote a piece about how our own Richard Pollock had sent in a FOIA request to find out who flew to the Copenhagen Climate Conference and how much fuel they burned going to negotiate how much fuel we will be allowed to burn — we got back four blank pages.
We have since teamed up with Judicial Watch to sue for the information we asked for. From the press release:
On December 23, 2009, Pajamas Media sent a FOIA request to the Air Force. On June 28, 2010, the Air Force notified Pajamas Media that part of their FOIA request had been forwarded to the Office of the Secretary. Nearly one year later, on May 17, 2011, the Office of the Secretary produced four pages of almost entirely redacted material and informed Pajamas Media that it referred the withheld material to the U.S. Secret Service.
To date, the Air Force has failed to produce any records responsive to PJM’s FOIA request or demonstrate that the withheld material is legally exempt from production. The Air Force has not indicated whether or when it will produce or identify the requested records.
“What happened to the transparency that candidate Obama promised? It has taken almost a year for this administration to turn over a flight manifest and then that document was heavily redacted. The Obama
administration has proven itself to be one of the most secretive administrations in history,” stated Pajamas Media CEO Roger L. Simon.
More as it develops.