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Case TitleEarth Island Institute v. United States National Park Service, et al.
DistrictEastern District of California
Case Number1:2022cv01132
Date Filed2022-09-06
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeDistrict Judge Anthony W. Ishii
PlaintiffEarth Island Institute a non-profit corporation
Case DescriptionThe Earth Island Institute submitted two FOIA requests to the National Park Service for records concerning the Biomass Removal Project. EII also requested a fee waiver and expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, denied EII's request for expedited processing but granted its request for a fee waiver. EII filed an administrative appeal of the agency's denial of its request for expedited processing. The agency denied its appeal for expedited processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, EII filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States National Park Service an agency of the United States Department of the Interior
DefendantUnited States Department of the Interior
Opinion/Order [10]
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2022-09-061COMPLAINT against All Defendants by Earth Island Institute. (Filing fee $ 402, receipt number ACAEDC-10424263) (Buchele, Thomas) (Entered: 09/06/2022)
2022-09-062CIVIL COVER SHEET by Earth Island Institute (Buchele, Thomas) (Entered: 09/06/2022)
2022-09-063CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Plaintiff Earth Island Institute. (Buchele, Thomas) (Entered: 09/06/2022)
2022-09-064NOTICE of RELATED CASE(S) 1:22-cv-00710-AWI-EPG by Earth Island Institute. (Buchele, Thomas) (Entered: 09/06/2022)
2022-09-075CLERK'S NOTICE to Attorney Thomas C. Buchele re 2 Civil Cover Sheet: Your document is not formatted properly, please flatten your PDF and re- file a properly formatted PDF. For information on how to flatten a pdf, please refer to our website under CM/ECF E-Filing > PDF Information > Page 7. If you need assistance, please contact the CM/ECF help desk at 866-884-5444. (Sant Agata, S) (Entered: 09/07/2022)
2022-09-076SUMMONS ISSUED as to *United States Department of the Interior , United States National Park Service* with answer to complaint due within *30* days. Attorney *Thomas C. Buchele* *Earthrise Law Center* *10101 S Terwilliger Boulevard* *Portland, OR 97219*. (Rivera, O) (Entered: 09/07/2022)
2022-09-077CIVIL NEW CASE DOCUMENTS ISSUED: Initial Scheduling Conference set for 12/22/2022 at 09:30 AM in Courtroom 7 (SKO) before Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto . (Attachments: # 1 Consent Form, # 2 VDRP) (Rivera, O) (Entered: 09/07/2022)
2022-09-078CIVIL COVER SHEET by Earth Island Institute (Buchele, Thomas) (Entered: 09/07/2022)
2022-09-149PRO HAC VICE APPLICATION and PROPOSED ORDER submitted by Earth Island Institute for attorney Bridgett Ann Buss to appear Pro Hac Vice. (Filing fee $ 225, receipt number ACAEDC-10439969) (Buchele, Thomas) (Entered: 09/14/2022)
2022-09-1610ORDER GRANTING 9 Application for Pro Hac Vice signed by Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto on 9/16/2022. Added attorney Bridgett Ann Buss, PHV for Earth Island Institute. The Pro Hac Vice attorney is directed to request electronic filing access through PACER. (Lawrence, A) (Entered: 09/16/2022)
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