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Case TitleRENEWABLE FUELS ASSOCIATION et al v. UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv02031
Date Filed2018-08-30
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffRENEWABLE FUELS ASSOCIATION
PlaintiffGROWTH ENERGY
Case DescriptionThe Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy submitted FOIA requests to the EPA and the Department of Energy for records concerning the agencies' policies on small refinery exemption extensions. The agencies acknowledged the requests. The agencies indicated that they believed much of the information qualified for protection under Exemption 4 (confidential business information). After hearing nothing further from either agency, the Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
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2018-08-301COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5664971) filed by Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-V, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Summons USEPA, # 4 Summons UDOE, # 5 Summons USADC, # 6 Summons DOJ)(Morrison, Matthew) (Attachment 2 replaced on 8/30/2018) (zsth). (Entered: 08/30/2018)
2018-08-302Corporate Disclosure Statement by Growth Energy, Renewable Fuels Association. (Morrison, Matthew) (Entered: 08/30/2018)
2018-08-30Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (zsth) (Entered: 08/30/2018)
2018-08-303SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsth) (Entered: 08/30/2018)
2018-08-304NOTICE of Appearance by Seth Paul Waxman on behalf of GROWTH ENERGY (Waxman, Seth) (Entered: 08/30/2018)
2018-09-045MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- David M. Lehn, :Firm- Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, :Address- 1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20006. Phone No. - 202-663-6910. Fax No. - 202-663-6363 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5670585. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by GROWTH ENERGY (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of David M. Lehn in Support of Motion, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Waxman, Seth) (Entered: 09/04/2018)
2018-09-046MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Claire H. Chung, :Firm- Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, :Address- 1875 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 20006. Phone No. - 202-663-6641. Fax No. - 202-663-6363 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5670812. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by GROWTH ENERGY (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Claire H. Chung in Support of Motion, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Waxman, Seth) (Entered: 09/04/2018)
2018-09-04MINUTE ORDER GRANTING 5 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of DAVID M. LEHN. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 9/4/2018. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 09/04/2018)
2018-09-04MINUTE ORDER GRANTING 6 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of CLAIRE H. CHUNG. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 9/4/2018. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 09/04/2018)
2018-09-067NOTICE of Appearance by Bryan Matthew Stockton on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Stockton, Bryan) (Entered: 09/06/2018)
2018-10-028RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 9/19/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/19/2018. (Morrison, Matthew); Modified text on 10/9/2018 (tth). (Entered: 10/02/2018)
2018-10-029RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 9/24/2018. (Morrison, Matthew) (Entered: 10/02/2018)
2018-10-0210RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY served on 9/18/2018 (Morrison, Matthew) (Entered: 10/02/2018)
2018-10-1611RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY served on 10/5/2018 (Morrison, Matthew) (Entered: 10/16/2018)
2018-10-1712NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Evan Kahn on behalf of All Defendants (Kahn, Matthew) (Entered: 10/17/2018)
2018-10-1713Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (Kahn, Matthew) (Entered: 10/17/2018)
2018-10-18MINUTE ORDER GRANTING Consent 13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Answer. The Court ORDERS that Defendants shall file their Answer by November 19, 2018. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 10/18/2018. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 10/18/2018)
2018-10-18Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer due by 11/19/2018. (znbn) (Entered: 10/18/2018)
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