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Case TitleWILDEARTH GUARDIANS v. UNITED STATES BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01149
Date Filed2017-06-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Tanya S. Chutkan
PlaintiffWILDEARTH GUARDIANS
Case DescriptionWildEarth Guardians submitted a FOIA request to the Bureau of Land Management for records concerning a section in Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke's Secretarial Order 3349 that pertained to waste prevention, production subject to royalties, and resource conservation. After hearing nothing further from the agency, WildEarth Guardians filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
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2017-06-131COMPLAINT for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief against UNITED STATES BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4988556) filed by WILDEARTH GUARDIANS. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons U.S. Bureau of Land Management, # 3 Summons U.S. Attorney District of DC, # 4 Summons U.S. Attorney General)(Mellgren, John) (Entered: 06/13/2017)
2017-06-132MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Laura H. King, :Firm- Western Environmental Law Center, :Address- 103 Reeder's Alley, Helena, Montana 59601. Phone No. - 406-204-4852. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-4988615. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by WILDEARTH GUARDIANS (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Mellgren, John) (Entered: 06/13/2017)
2017-06-133LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by WILDEARTH GUARDIANS (Mellgren, John) (Entered: 06/13/2017)
2017-06-13Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (sb) (Entered: 06/13/2017)
2017-06-134SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(sb) (Entered: 06/13/2017)
2017-06-215RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 6/19/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 7/19/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Mailing, # 2 Exhibit - Certified Mail Receipts)(Mellgren, John) (Entered: 06/21/2017)
2017-06-216RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 06/19/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Mailing, # 2 Exhibit - Certified Mail Receipts)(Mellgren, John) (Entered: 06/21/2017)
2017-06-217RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT served on 6/19/2017 (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Mailing, # 2 Exhibit - Certified Mail Receipts)(Mellgren, John) (Entered: 06/21/2017)
2017-07-06MINUTE ORDER: Granting 2 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Laura H. King is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter on behalf of Plaintiff. Pro hac applicants who seek admission more than twice within two years are highly encouraged to become members of the Bar for this court. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 7/6/17. (DJS) (Entered: 07/06/2017)
2017-07-068NOTICE of Appearance by Laura H. King on behalf of WILDEARTH GUARDIANS (King, Laura) (Entered: 07/06/2017)
2017-07-199NOTICE of Appearance by Jason Todd Cohen on behalf of UNITED STATES BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 07/19/2017)
2017-07-1910Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by UNITED STATES BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 07/19/2017)
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