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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01952
Date Filed2018-08-21
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge John D. Bates
Case DescriptionThe Environmental Integrity Project and the Chesapeake Climate Action Network submitted FOIA requests to the EPA for records concerning expenditures for former Administrator Scott Pruitt for travel outside Washington, D.C. for August 2017 through March 2018. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests and provided a link to 612 pages of records previously disclosed to the Washington Post. However, only 68 pages were responsive to the request by EIP and CCAN. EIP and CCAN also requested travel records for former Obama administrators Lisa Jackson and Gina McCarthy, as well as another FOIA request pertaining to Pruitt's travel expenses. After the agency failed to provide further records, EIP and CCAN filed suit, alleging that EPA had set up a "political awareness review" that constituted an illegal practice or policy in violation of FOIA.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Failure to respond within statutory time limit

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2018-08-211COMPLAINT against All Defendants US Environmental Protection Agency ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5650445) filed by ENVIRONMENTAL INTEGRITY PROJECT, CHESAPEAKE CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons for EPA, # 3 Summons for US Attorney for DC, # 4 Summons for US Attorney General, # 5 Exhibit A, # 6 Exhibit B, # 7 Exhibit C, # 8 Exhibit D, # 9 Exhibit E, # 10 Exhibit F, # 11 Exhibit G, # 12 Exhibit H, # 13 Exhibit I, # 14 Exhibit J, # 15 Exhibit K, # 16 Exhibit L, # 17 Exhibit M, # 18 Exhibit N, # 19 Exhibit O, # 20 Exhibit P, # 21 Exhibit Q, # 22 Exhibit R, # 23 Exhibit S)(Lam, Sylvia) (Attachment 1 replaced on 8/22/2018) (zsth). (Entered: 08/21/2018)
2018-08-212Corporate Disclosure Statement by CHESAPEAKE CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK, ENVIRONMENTAL INTEGRITY PROJECT. (Lam, Sylvia) Modified on 8/24/2018 (zrdj). (Entered: 08/21/2018)
2018-08-21Case Assigned to Judge John D. Bates. (zsth) (Entered: 08/22/2018)
2018-08-223SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsth) (Entered: 08/22/2018)
2018-08-274RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 8/24/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 9/23/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Proof of Service)(Lam, Sylvia) (Entered: 08/27/2018)
2018-08-305NOTICE of Appearance by Adam Matthew Kron on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Kron, Adam) (Entered: 08/30/2018)
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