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Case TitleFriends of the Black River Forest Inc v. United States Environmental Protection Agency
DistrictEastern District of Wisconsin
Case Number2:2018cv01737
Date Filed2018-10-31
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Pamela Pepper
PlaintiffFriends of the Black River Forest Inc
Case DescriptionThe Friends of the Black River Forest submitted a FOIA request to the EPA for records concerning a letter to then-acting Administrator Catherine McCabe from Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI) concerning a proposed rule implementing the non-attainment areas for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further, the Friends contacted the Office of Government Information Services for assistance. The EPA told OGIS that it was still processing the Friends' request. The Friends then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Environmental Protection Agency
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
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Date FiledDoc #Docket Text

2018-10-311COMPLAINT against United States Environmental Protection Agency by Friends of the Black River Forest Inc. ( Filing Fee PAID $400 receipt number 0757-2958474) (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet)(Westerberg, Christa)
2018-10-31NOTICE Regarding assignment of this matter to Judge Pamela Pepper ;Consent/refusal forms for Magistrate Judge Jones to be filed within 21 days;the consent/refusal form is available on our website ;pursuant to Civil Local Rule 7.1 a disclosure statement is to be filed upon the first filing of any paper and should be filed now if not already filed (jcl) (Entered: 11/01/2018)
2018-11-012NOTICE of Appearance by Aaron G Dumas on behalf of Friends of the Black River Forest Inc. Attorney(s) appearing: Aaron G. Dumas (Dumas, Aaron)
2018-11-013DISCLOSURE Statement by Friends of the Black River Forest Inc. (Dumas, Aaron)
2018-11-02Summons Issued as to United States Environmental Protection Agency. (amb)
2018-11-024Magistrate Judge Jurisdiction Form filed by Friends of the Black River Forest Inc. (NOTICE: Pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 73 this document is not viewable by the judge.) (Dumas, Aaron)
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