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Case TitleECOLOGICAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION v. UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv00980
Date Filed2019-04-08
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeChief Judge Beryl A. Howell
PlaintiffECOLOGICAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION
Case DescriptionThe Ecological Rights Foundation submitted a FOIA request to the EPA for records concerning policies and practices of the agency since the resignation of former Administrator Scott Pruitt. The Ecological Rights Foundation also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and denied the Foundation's request for expedited processing. The Foundation made several attempts to check on the status of its request without success. The Ecological Rights Foundation then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
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2019-04-081COMPLAINT against ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6047629) filed by ECOLOGICAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit FOIA Request, # 2 Exhibit Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Summons Attorney General Summons, # 4 Summons Civil Process Clerk Summons, # 5 Summons Environmental Protection Agency Summons)(Wilcox, Stuart) (Entered: 04/08/2019)
2019-04-082LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by ECOLOGICAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION. (zef, ) (Entered: 04/09/2019)
2019-04-093ENTERED IN ERROR.....CIVIL COVER SHEET by ECOLOGICAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION re 1 Complaint, filed by ECOLOGICAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION. Related document: 1 Complaint, filed by ECOLOGICAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION.(Wilcox, Stuart) Modified on 4/12/2019; entered in error and refiled as 4 . (znmw). (Entered: 04/09/2019)
2019-04-104CIVIL COVER SHEET by ECOLOGICAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION re 1 Complaint, filed by ECOLOGICAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION. Related document: 1 Complaint, filed by ECOLOGICAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION.(Wilcox, Stuart) (Entered: 04/10/2019)
2019-04-11Case Assigned to Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell. (zef, ) (Entered: 04/11/2019)
2019-04-115SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Entered: 04/11/2019)
2019-04-116STANDING ORDER. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on April 11, 2019.(lcbah3) (Entered: 04/11/2019)
2019-04-157AMENDED COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY filed by ECOLOGICAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION.(Wilcox, Stuart) (Entered: 04/15/2019)
2019-04-228RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 4/22/2019. , RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY served on 4/22/2019, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/22/2019. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/22/2019. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Wilcox, Stuart) Modified on 4/22/2019 to add service dates (zrdj). (Entered: 04/22/2019)
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