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Exemption No. 5

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....

Advocates for the West v. United States Department of Justice

A district court denied an environmental group's motion for summary judgment challenging DOJ's withholding of legal memos concerning the president's authority to shrink national monuments under the Antiquities Act. The group argued that...

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

A district court held that EPA's Office of Inspector General (OIG) need not turn over under FOIA certain documents concerning a potential violation of federal “revolving-door” prohibitions by a former member of the U.S. Chemical Safety...

Chesapeake Bay Found. v. Corps of Eng'rs

A district court denied the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' motion to dismiss an environmental group's FOIA action seeking records pertaining to permits for development on two islands in the in the Magothy River, a tributary of the...

Goodrich Corp. v. EPA

A district court granted in part and denied in part cross-motions for summary judgment in a company's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suit seeking to compel the production of two Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) documents about...

Missouri Coalition for the Env't Found. v. Corps of Eng'rs

The Eighth Circuit remanded a lower court decision dismissing an environmental group's Freedom of Information Act request for certain documents prepared in connection with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (the Corps') Upper Mississippi...

Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Fla. v. United States

The Eleventh Circuit held that a lower court erred by finding that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted an adequate search in response to a Native American tribe's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for...