This is an action under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 U.S.C. § 552, to
compel production under one FOIA request for certain described agency records, to
which request defendant has provided no response whatsoever and therefore has denied.
These records are of great public interest and would further illuminate State Department
assistance with an effort by a lobbyist for an environmentalist pressure group that had
been “approached by” an agency of China’s government, to assemble and coordinate
“climate change” activists “in recognition that the current [Obama] Administration is
coming to an end soonish and their [China’s] desire to open up channels in DC that are
additional to the ones that are working well now” (quoting an April 15, 2015 email from
that lobbyist to two State Department officials).