Description: Sought documents and fee waiver concerning rulemaking for fuel economy standards for light trucks, which complaint alleged made up eight percent of annual U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
Center for Biological Diversity v. Office of Management and Budget
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 11/02/2009 Order Download Report and recommendation adopted. 09/09/2009 Report and Recommendation Download Magistrate judge issued amendment to report and recommendation. 08/25/2009 Report and Recommendation Download Magistrate judge recommended disclosure of certain documents. In 2007, the Center for Biological Diversity filed suit against the Office of Management and Budget, alleging violations of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in connection with a lawsuit that sought documents in connection with rulemaking concerning CAFE standards for light trucks. In July 2009, the district judge assigned to the case referred the matter to a magistrate judge for an “in camera” review of certain documents that were claimed by OMB to be privileged, including those addressing greenhouse gases. In this decision, the magistrate listed each document at issue and determined whether it remained privileged. 03/13/2008 Memorandum and Order Download Plaintiff’s request for a full fee waiver regarding its FOIA request granted. 09/27/2007 Complaint Download Complaint filed.