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Case TitleSouthern Environmental Law Center v. Council on Environmental Quality
DistrictWestern District of Virginia
Case Number3:2018cv00113
Date Filed2018-11-30
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeSenior Judge Glen E. Conrad
PlaintiffSouthern Environmental Law Center
Case DescriptionThe Southern Environmental Law Center submitted a FOIA request to the Council on Environmental Quality for records concerning its notice of rulemaking pertaining to revising procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. SELC then updated its request to broaden its scope. CEQ acknowledged receipt of the updated request. SELC also requested a fee waiver. After hearing nothing further from the agency, SELC filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantCouncil on Environmental Quality
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2018-11-301COMPLAINT against Council on Environmental Quality (Filing & Administrative fee $ 400; Receipt 0423-3026394.), filed by Southern Environmental Law Center. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit 1 - July 19, 2018 FOIA Request, # 3 Exhibit 2 - Sept. 5, 2018 Updated FOIA Request)(jcj)
2018-11-302Negative Corporate Disclosure Statement by Southern Environmental Law Center (jcj)
2018-11-303Electronic Summons Issued as to Council on Environmental Quality, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. NOTICE TO COUNSEL: Please print copies of the electronically issued summons for each defendant as necessary to effectuate service under Fed. R. Civ. P. 4. (Attachments: # 1 CEQ summons, # 2 AG summons)(jcj)
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