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Case TitleCONSERVATION LANDS FOUNDATION v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02673
Date Filed2017-12-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Emmet G. Sullivan
PlaintiffCONSERVATION LANDS FOUNDATION
Case DescriptionConservation Lands Foundation submitted FOIA requests to the Department of the Interior, the Council on Environmental Quality, and OMB for records concerning the Bear Ears Interim Report and the review ordered by President Trump's executive order on the protection of federal lands. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the Conservation Lands Foundation filed suit.
Complaint issues: Public Interest Fee Waiver, Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
DefendantU.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
DefendantUTAH STATE OFFICE, U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
DefendantCOUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
DefendantOFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
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Complaint
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Complaint attachment 9
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Complaint attachment 11
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2017-12-131COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5247300) filed by CONSERVATION LANDS FOUNDATION. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet, # 5 Summons, # 6 Summons, # 7 Summons, # 8 Summons, # 9 Summons, # 10 Summons, # 11 Summons)(Banks, James) (Entered: 12/13/2017)
2017-12-132Corporate Disclosure Statement by CONSERVATION LANDS FOUNDATION. (Banks, James) (Entered: 12/13/2017)
2017-12-13Case Assigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (jd) (Entered: 12/15/2017)
2017-12-153SUMMONS (7) Issued Electronically as to COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, UTAH STATE OFFICE, U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(jd) (Entered: 12/15/2017)
2017-12-184STANDING 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 12/18/17. (Attachment: # 1 Exhibit 1) (mac) (Entered: 12/18/2017)
2018-01-105RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 12/26/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 1/25/2018. (Banks, James) (Entered: 01/10/2018)
2018-01-106RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 12/26/2017. (Banks, James) (Entered: 01/10/2018)
2018-01-107RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY served on 1/3/2018 (Banks, James) (Entered: 01/10/2018)
2018-01-108RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR served on 12/27/2017 (Banks, James) (Entered: 01/10/2018)
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