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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2023cv02178
Date Filed2023-07-27
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Trevor N. McFadden
Case DescriptionPower the Future submitted two FOIA requests to the EPA for records concerning certain described email communications between three named EPA Region VIII political appointees and eight named email domains of environmental pressure groups and/or commercial interests. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Power the Future filed suit.
Complaint issues: Fees, Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2023-07-271COMPLAINT against ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ADCDC-10235680) filed by POWER THE FUTURE. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet)(Hardin, Matthew) (Entered: 07/27/2023)
2023-07-27Case Assigned to Judge Trevor N. McFadden. (zsl) (Entered: 07/27/2023)
2023-07-272SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsl) (Entered: 07/27/2023)
2023-07-273STANDING ORDER Establishing Procedures for Cases Before Judge Trevor N. McFadden. The parties are hereby ORDERED to read and comply with the directives in the attached standing order. Signed by Judge Trevor N. McFadden on 7/27/2023. (lctnm3) (Entered: 07/27/2023)
2023-07-314NOTICE of Appearance by Christopher Cochran Horner on behalf of POWER THE FUTURE (Horner, Christopher) (Entered: 07/31/2023)
2023-08-215NOTICE of Appearance by B. Kathryn Debrason on behalf of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (Debrason, B.) (Entered: 08/21/2023)
2023-08-266ANSWER to Complaint by ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY.(znmw) (Entered: 08/28/2023)
2023-09-01MINUTE ORDER: Before the Court are a Complaint and Answer in this FOIA case. It is hereby ORDERED that the parties meet and confer and that they then file a Joint Status Report proposing a schedule for proceeding in this matter. That JSR should address, among other things, the status of Plaintiff's FOIA request, the anticipated number of documents responsive to Plaintiff's FOIA request, the anticipated date(s) for release of the documents requested by Plaintiff, whether a motion for an Open America stay is likely in this case, whether a Vaughn index will be required in this case, and a briefing schedule for dispositive motions, if required. The parties shall file the JSR on or before September 29, 2023. Signed by Judge Trevor N. McFadden on 9/1/2023. (lctnm3) (Entered: 09/01/2023)
2023-09-297Joint STATUS REPORT by ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY. (Truong, John) (Entered: 09/29/2023)
2023-09-30MINUTE ORDER: Having considered the parties' 7 Joint Status Report, the Court ORDERS the parties to submit a new JSR on or before November 28, 2023. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Trevor N. McFadden on 9/30/2023. (lctnm3) (Entered: 09/30/2023)
2023-10-188NOTICE of Appearance by Kaitlin Kerry Eckrote on behalf of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (Eckrote, Kaitlin) (Entered: 10/18/2023)
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