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Rocky Mountain Wild, Inc. v. U.S. Forest Service

ELR Case

The Tenth Circuit held that the Forest Service does not have to fulfill an environmental group's FOIA request for documents created by a third-party contractor related to a land exchange in Colorado. At the center of the case was an...

AquAlliance v. Bureau of Reclamation

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit held that the federal government is not required to reveal the location of water wells under an exemption to FOIA. A environmental group dedicated to protecting the Northern California ecosystem and watersheds filed...

Powder River Basin Resource Council v. Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission

ELR Case

The Supreme Court of Wyoming reversed and remanded a lower court decision affirming the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission's denial of a request for public records documenting the identities of chemicals used in hydraulic...

Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Department of Agriculture

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit reversed a lower court's grant of summary judgment in favor of an environmental group requiring the USDA, under FOIA, to disclose the GPS coordinates of wolf depredations to which it had responded. The district...

Freedom of Information Act

ELR Statute

The FOIA allows for the disclosure of previously unreleased information controlled by the U.S. government.