Federal Judge Issues Landmark Ruling on Cronyism in Energy Loan Guarantee Program

A federal judge has declared that U.S. Department of Energy discretionary spending tainted by alleged cronyism and political favoritism is subject to legal challenge.

Court Holds That Challenge Brought in Fuel Cell Energy, et al v. Markell, et al Can Continue

Court Holds That Challenge Brought in Fuel Cell Energy, et al v. Markell, et al Can Continue

Related Documents: John Nichols and Fuel Cell Energy v Jack Markell Governor of Delaware

United States District Court for the District of Delaware April 17, 2014 Opinion & Order & (April 17, 2014) Complaint (June 20, 2012)

Related Documents: Forest City Enterprises

All of the documents from our investigation of Forest City Enterprises. FOIA Requests District of Columbia Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) Request 1 FOIA Request (June 26, 2013) Response Letter (July 18, 2013) Documents (July 18, 2013) Request 2 FOIA Request (August 2, 2013) Documents (August 23, 2013) Council […]

Related Documents: GreenTech Automotive

FOIA Productions U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Gulf Coast Funds Management EB-5 Regional Center Mississippi Development Authority FOIA Request (April 15, 2013) Documents (April 26, 2013) Memorandum of Understanding Office of the Mississippi Secretary of State FOIA Request (May 14, 2013) Documents (May 20, 2013) Mississippi Department of Archives and History Emails regarding GreenTech […]

Statement: Cause of Action on New Rochelle rejecting Forest City’s cronyism

According to reports from New Rochelle Talk and New Rochelle Daily Voice, Forest City’s Echo Bay project has been rejected in New Rochelle. Cause of Action, a government accountability group, found that Forest City Residential Group and its Echo Bay project consultants used political contributions and lobbyists to try to […]

Report Exposes Forest City Enterprise’s Bait and Switch Business Model

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                  CONTACT:       Jamie Morris, 202-499-2425 Report Exposes Forest City Enterprise’s Bait and Switch Business Model “The Ratner Way: Lobby, Profit and Bilk” reveals how Forest City Enterprises Ravishes Communities of Local and State Tax Dollars   WASHINGTON –Cause of Action (CoA), a government accountability organization, […]

REPORT: Political Profiteering of Forest City Enterprises Part II

Political Profiteering: How Forest City Enterprises Makes Private Profits at the Expense of America’s Taxpayers Part II Download Report Executive Summary   “Without government development incentives, most of [Forest City Enterprises’] development projects ‘would not be economically viable.’”               – The New York Post, August 6, 2013             Forest […]

Dan Epstein on WINA The Schilling Show 9/30/13

Executive Director Dan Epstein discussing our report on GreenTech Automotive.

Related Documents: XP Vehicles v. Department of Energy

Cause of Action is representing XP Vehicles, a San Francisco-based electric car company  in a lawsuit against the federal government concerning the U.S. Department of Energy’s denial of XP’s loan guarantee application under the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (AVTM) loan program. United States Court of Federal Claims Opposition to Motion to Dismiss (February […]