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Case TitleNATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, INC. v. UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01243
Date Filed2017-06-26
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Randolph D. Moss
PlaintiffNATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, INC.
Case DescriptionThe Natural Resources Defense Council submitted a FOIA request to the EPA for records concerning policies for removing information from the agency's website. The agency rejected NRDC's request, claiming it did not sufficiently describe the records sought. The agency also told NRDC that it would close the request if it did not hear from NRDC within 10 days. NRDC replied, arguing that its request was sufficiently descriptive. After hearing nothing further from the agency, NRDC filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Request - Specificity, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
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2017-06-261COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5005487) filed by NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons)(Knicley, Jared) (Entered: 06/26/2017)
2017-06-262LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, INC. (Knicley, Jared) (Entered: 06/26/2017)
2017-06-26Case Assigned to Judge Randolph D. Moss. (md) (Entered: 06/26/2017)
2017-06-263STANDING ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives in the attached Standing Order. See document for details. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 6/26/2017. (lcrdm1, ) Modified on 7/5/2017 to correct grammatical error (kt). (Entered: 06/26/2017)
2017-06-264SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 06/26/2017)
2017-06-305NOTICE of Appearance by Aaron S. Colangelo on behalf of NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, INC. (Colangelo, Aaron) (Entered: 06/30/2017)
2017-07-126NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua L. Rogers on behalf of UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (Rogers, Joshua) (Entered: 07/12/2017)
2017-07-137RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY served on 6/30/2017 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Knicley, Jared) (Entered: 07/13/2017)
2017-07-138RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 07/03/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Knicley, Jared) (Entered: 07/13/2017)
2017-07-139RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 7/3/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 8/2/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Knicley, Jared) (Entered: 07/13/2017)
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