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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

A district court granted summary judgment for EPA in a FOIA lawsuit brought by a nonprofit group. The group requested a 2018 draft version of the Agency's Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) formaldehyde assessment. EPA withheld...

Humane Society International v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service

A district court granted summary judgment for a nonprofit group in a lawsuit seeking FOIA disclosure of records maintained by FWS regarding the import and export of wildlife. The group challenged the Service's redaction of certain...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Bureau of Land Management

A district court denied motions for summary judgment in a lawsuit seeking FOIA disclosure of records regarding an order issued by the Secretary of the Interior concerning the federal coal program. An environmental group argued that DOI...

United States Fish and Wildlife Service v. Sierra Club, Inc.

The U.S. Supreme Court reversed, 7-2, a circuit court ruling that draft biological opinions were not exempt from a FOIA request related to FWS' and NMFS' consultations with EPA for a proposed rule regarding cooling water intake...

Buffalo Field Campaign v. United States Department of the Interior

A district court granted in part and denied in part cross-motions for summary judgment in a lawsuit seeking FOIA disclosure of records concerning Yellowstone National Park's policy on the size of its bison population. A nonprofit group...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Second Circuit reversed a district court ruling that denied environmental groups' motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit seeking FOIA disclosure of an EPA computer model related to its rollback of greenhouse gas emission standards...

Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

A district court denied a motion for summary judgment against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Customs and Border Protection for failure to disclose under FOIA information related to construction of a wall along the Mexican border....

Natural Resources Defense Council v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

A district court denied environmental groups' motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit seeking FOIA disclosure of an EPA computer model related to its rollback of Obama-era greenhouse gas emission standards for vehicle manufacturers....

Story of Stuff Project v. United States Forest Service

A district court granted in part and denied in part an environmental group's motion for summary judgment against the U.S. Forest Service and USDA for failure to disclose under FOIA information about a water bottling company's license to...

Sierra Club v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

A district court granted an environmental group's motion for partial summary judgment against EPA for failure to respond to the group's FOIA requests. The group argued that the Agency violated FOIA by not making a determination whether...

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