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Case TitleNORTHWEST ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATES v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02019
Date Filed2017-09-29
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Royce C. Lamberth
PlaintiffNORTHWEST ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATES a Oregon non-profit corporation
Case DescriptionNorthwest Environmental Advocates submitted a FOIA request to the Department of the Interior for records concerning Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act as it applied to 19 specified revisions to California 's water standards submitted by the state for EPA approval under the Clean Water Act. The agency produced only three documents. NWEA filed an administrative appeal of the agency's search and production of records. NWEA also submitted a second FOIA request asking for the number of appeals pending at the Office of Solicitor. After the agency failed to respond to either NWEA's appeal or its second request, NWEA filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR an agency of the United States of America
DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20240
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2017-09-291COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5139338) filed by NORTHWEST ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATES. (Attachments: # 1 Summons Department of Interior Summons-proposed, # 2 Summons AG Summons-proposed, # 3 Summons for US Atty (Proposed), # 4 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet)(Bahr, David) (Entered: 09/29/2017)
2017-09-292Corporate Disclosure Statement by NORTHWEST ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATES. (Bahr, David) (Entered: 09/29/2017)
2017-10-02Case Assigned to Judge Royce C. Lamberth. (zsb) (Entered: 10/02/2017)
2017-10-023SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(zsb) (Entered: 10/02/2017)
2017-10-124NOTICE of Appearance by Nina Catherine Robertson on behalf of NORTHWEST ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATES (Robertson, Nina) (Main Document 4 replaced on 10/13/2017) (znmw). (Entered: 10/12/2017)
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