House lawmakers sent a letter Monday to the environmental group Earth justice demanding documents regarding its ties to foreign officials and environmental activists, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.
The letter from top Republicans on the House Committee on Natural Resources is the fourth sent to environmental groups over their ties to foreign governments. It’s the second letter related to environmental opposition to the U.S. military presence in Okinawa, Japan.
Lawmakers say Earth justice’s political activities may require them to register as a foreign agent, according to a copy of the letter obtained by The DCNF. Earth justice is an environmental law firm often represents environmental activists in litigation.
“The Committee is concerned that your organization’s political activities within the United States in opposition to the relocation of [Marine Corps Air Station] Futenma and the continued military presence in Okinawa may require compliance with” the Foreign Agents Registration Act, Republicans wrote to Earth justice president Abigail Dillen.
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