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The Latest On: FOIA

December 21, 2018 | Legal Document

FOIA Complaint: South Florida Dredging

Plaintiff Miami Waterkeeper, Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting South Florida’s waters, brings this case to remedy violations of the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. §552, by Defendant, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The violations arise out of the Corps’ continuing failure to respond to Waterkeeper’s FOIA request.

September 14, 2018 | Legal Document

FOIA Lawsuit: CAFO Air Reporting

Plaintiffs Waterkeeper Alliance and Sierra Club bring this action to compel the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to release records withheld in violation of the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552. The records at issue could shed light on EPA’s decision to issue guidance exempting all “farms,” including concentrated animal feeding operations, from the requirement to notify authorities about dangerous releases of toxic gases under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 11001 et seq.

August 31, 2018 | Legal Document

Complaint: Immigration Detention Hazards FOIA Lawsuit

Plaintiffs Hispanic Federation, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, GreenLatinos, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, National Hispanic Medical Association, and Southwest Environmental Center assert violations of the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552, by Defendant United States Department of the Army for failing to provide an expedited release of requested agency records concerning toxic waste sites at the Fort Bliss Army Base, where the Trump Administration plans to construct detention camps for the purpose of detaining thousands of immigrant children and families.