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Case TitleSOUTHERN UTAH WILDERNESS ALLIANCE et al v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02314
Date Filed2017-11-02
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Emmet G. Sullivan
PlaintiffSOUTHERN UTAH WILDERNESS ALLIANCE
PlaintiffNATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, INC.
PlaintiffWILDERNESS SOCIETY
PlaintiffGRAND CANYON TRUST
PlaintiffSIERRA CLUB
PlaintiffGREAT OLD BROADS FOR WILDERNESS
Case DescriptionSouthern Utah Wilderness Alliance and five other environmental advocacy groups submitted seven FOIA requests to the Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Council of Environmental Quality for records concerning the agency's review of national monuments. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agencies, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and the five other environmental advocacy groups filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Adequacy - Search, Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Public Interest Fee Waiver

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
DefendantU.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
DefendantCOUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
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2017-11-021COMPLAINT against U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (Fee Status $ 400 receipt number 0090-5188033) filed by GREAT OLD BROADS FOR WILDERNESS, SOUTHERN UTAH WILDERNESS ALLIANCE, GRAND CANYON TRUST, The Wilderness Society, NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, INC., SIERRA CLUB. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet Attachment, # 3 Exhibit A, # 4 Exhibit B, # 5 Exhibit C, # 6 Exhibit D, # 7 Exhibit E, # 8 Exhibit F, # 9 Exhibit G, # 10 Summons Council on Environmental Quality, # 11 Summons Jessie K. Liu - US Attorney for D.C., # 12 Summons Jeff Sessions - US Attorney General, # 13 Summons US Bureau of Land Management, # 14 Summons US Department of the Interior)(Dumais, Laura) Modified to include receipt of payment on 11/6/2017 (jd). (Entered: 11/02/2017)
2017-11-022ENTERED IN ERROR.....COMPLAINT against U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5188033) filed by GREAT OLD BROADS FOR WILDERNESS, SOUTHERN UTAH WILDERNESS ALLIANCE, GRAND CANYON TRUST, The Wilderness Society, NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, INC., SIERRA CLUB.(Dumais, Laura) Modified on 11/6/2017 (jd). (Entered: 11/02/2017)
2017-11-023Corporate Disclosure Statement by GRAND CANYON TRUST.(Dumais, Laura) Modified to correct filing party on 11/6/2017 (jd). (Entered: 11/02/2017)
2017-11-024Corporate Disclosure Statement by GREAT OLD BROADS FOR WILDERNESS. (Dumais, Laura) Modified to correct filing party on 11/6/2017 (jd). (Entered: 11/02/2017)
2017-11-025Corporate Disclosure Statement by NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, INC. (Dumais, Laura) Modified to correct filing party on 11/6/2017 (jd). (Entered: 11/02/2017)
2017-11-026Corporate Disclosure Statement by SIERRA CLUB. (Dumais, Laura) Modified to correct filing party on 11/6/2017 (jd). (Entered: 11/02/2017)
2017-11-027Corporate Disclosure Statement by SOUTHERN UTAH WILDERNESS ALLIANCE, The Wilderness Society. (Dumais, Laura) Modified to correct filing party on 11/6/2017 (jd). (Entered: 11/02/2017)
2017-11-028Corporate Disclosure Statement by THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY. (Dumais, Laura) Modified to correct filing party on 11/6/2017 (jd). (Entered: 11/02/2017)
2017-11-029MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Heidi J. McIntosh, :Firm- Earthjustice, :Address- 633 17th Street, Suite 1600, Denver, CO 80202. Phone No. - 303-623-9466. Fax No. - 303-623-8083 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5188303. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by GRAND CANYON TRUST, GREAT OLD BROADS FOR WILDERNESS, NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, INC., SIERRA CLUB, SOUTHERN UTAH WILDERNESS ALLIANCE, The Wilderness Society (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Dumais, Laura) (Entered: 11/02/2017)
2017-11-0210MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Yuting Chi, :Firm- Earthjustice, :Address- 633 17th Street, Suite 1600, Denver, CO 80202. Phone No. - 303-623-9466. Fax No. - 303-623-8083 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5188343. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by GRAND CANYON TRUST, GREAT OLD BROADS FOR WILDERNESS, NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, INC., SIERRA CLUB, SOUTHERN UTAH WILDERNESS ALLIANCE, The Wilderness Society (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Dumais, Laura) (Entered: 11/02/2017)
2017-11-02Case Assigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (jd) (Entered: 11/06/2017)
2017-11-0611SUMMONS (5) Issued Electronically as to COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(jd) (Entered: 11/06/2017)
2017-11-0612STANDING ORDER: The parties are directed to read the attached Standing Order Governing Civil Cases Before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in its entirety upon receipt. The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives in the attached Standing Order. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 11/06/17. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1) (mac) (Entered: 11/06/2017)
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