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Case TitleWILDEARTH GUARDIANS v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02594
Date Filed2017-12-05
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
PlaintiffWILDEARTH GUARDIANS
Case DescriptionWildEarth Guardians submitted a FOIA request to the Department of the Interior for records concerning Secretarial Order 3355 titled "Streamlining National Environmental Policy Act Reviews." based on President Trump's executive order instructing agencies to look at ways to encourage deregulation. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told WildEarth Guardians that it would need to consult with other offices to process the request. After hearing nothing further from the agency as to when it would finish processing the request, WildEarth Guardians filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
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2017-12-051COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5233199) filed by WILDEARTH GUARDIANS. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(Nokes, Kelly) Modified to replace fillable civil cover sheet on 12/8/2017 (jd). (Entered: 12/05/2017)
2017-12-052Corporate Disclosure Statement by WILDEARTH GUARDIANS. (Nokes, Kelly) (Entered: 12/05/2017)
2017-12-05Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (jd) (Entered: 12/08/2017)
2017-12-083SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(jd) (Entered: 12/08/2017)
2017-12-274RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 12/14/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 1/13/2018. (Nokes, Kelly) (Entered: 12/27/2017)
2018-01-105NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua L. Rogers on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (Rogers, Joshua) (Entered: 01/10/2018)
2018-01-116ANSWER to 1 Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR.(Rogers, Joshua) Modified to add link on 1/12/2018 (znmw). (Entered: 01/11/2018)
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