WASHINGTON -- January 26 -- The Sierra Club is poised to go head-to-head with the Bush Administration yet again over the secrets of the Cheney Energy Task Force. On January 27, 2005 the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia will hear argument on how the Club's lawsuit against Vice President Cheney should proceed in the wake of the Supreme Court's opinion in the case in the fall of 2004. The Sierra Club will continue to push for open government and a transparent energy policy while the Bush administration will rehash its argument that it cannot be held accountable for conducting secret meetings with the energy industry. The Court's decision could have far-reaching impacts on the powers of the President to keep the public in the dark.
Background information on the case and timeline can be found at http://www.sierraclub.org/environmentallaw/cheney_case/
When: Thursday, January 27, 2005
Where: Ceremonial Court Room, 6th Floor
The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
3rd Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Sierra Club spokespeople will be available to the press immediately following the hearing.
For press inquiries prior to the hearing, call 202-675-6698 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org