Description: Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking U.S. Department of Transportation officials' calendars and correspondence related to proposed and anticipated actions to roll back greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards for vehicles.
Environmental Defense Fund v. U.S. Department of Transportation
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 12/19/2018 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Environmental Defense Fund Launched FOIA Lawsuit Seeking External Communications of Department of Transportation Officials About Emissions Standards. Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in federal district court in the District of Columbia against the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) seeking to compel a response to requests for calendars and correspondence of DOT officials related to DOT’s proposed and anticipated actions to roll back greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards for light- and medium-duty vehicles and for heavy-duty trailers. The complaint alleged that DOT was “now taking a prominent role in attacking these win-win safeguards” and that “[k]nowledge of the extent and nature of communications with external stakeholders is critical for EDF, its members, and the public to make an informed judgment” about DOT’s actions.