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Case TitlePUBLIC EMPLOYEES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY v. UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00652
Date Filed2017-04-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeChief Judge Beryl A. Howell
PlaintiffPUBLIC EMPLOYEES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
Case DescriptionPublic Employees for Environmental Responsibility submitted a FOIA request to the EPA for records supporting statements made by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt that humans did not contribute to climate change. PEER also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and denied PEER's request for expedited processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, PEER filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
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2017-04-131COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4912700) filed by PUBLIC EMPLOYEES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Corporate Disclosure, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Summons EPA, # 4 Summons AG, # 5 Summons US Attorney)(Dinerstein, Paula) (Entered: 04/13/2017)
2017-04-132NOTICE of corrected civil cover sheet by PUBLIC EMPLOYEES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY (Dinerstein, Paula) (Entered: 04/13/2017)
2017-04-133LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by PUBLIC EMPLOYEES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY. (md) (Entered: 04/13/2017)
2017-04-13Case Assigned to Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell. (md) (Entered: 04/13/2017)
2017-04-134STANDING ORDER. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on April 13, 2017. (lcbah1) (Entered: 04/13/2017)
2017-05-225SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Forms)(jd) (Entered: 05/22/2017)
2017-06-306ENTERED IN ERROR.....CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by PUBLIC EMPLOYEES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY . (Dinerstein, Paula) Modified on 7/3/2017 (zrdj). (Entered: 06/30/2017)
2017-07-03NOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: re 6 Certificate of Service was entered in error as the incorrect event and counsel was instructed to refile said pleading using the appropriate Summons Returned Executed Event (e.g. Federal Defendant, U.S. Attorney General, FOIA case as to U.S. Attorney). (zrdj) (Entered: 07/03/2017)
2017-07-057RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 6/26/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 7/26/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service Service to Attorney General, # 2 Certificate of Service Service to EPA)(Dinerstein, Paula) (Entered: 07/05/2017)
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