"Watchdog Group Sues EPA To Access Communications With Icahn"

"A U.S. watchdog group filed a lawsuit in a federal court on Tuesday to force the Environmental Protection Agency to release communications with billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who it says tried to influence biofuels policy for personal gain.

American Oversight, which has filed nearly a dozen lawsuits against the Trump administration on a range of issues, filed the suit after it did not get an "adequate" response from two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for communications between Icahn and representatives of his oil refining company CVR Energy Inc and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and senior agency officials.

Icahn, who owns an 82 percent stake in CVR, has recommended the White House change the biofuels program in a way that would reduce costs to CVR and other refining companies."

Valerie Volcovici reports for Reuters June 27, 2017.

Source: Reuters, 06/28/2017