Description: Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking to compel the Department of Interior to update its searches for Interior officials' external communications
Sierra Club v. U.S. Department of Interior
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 05/22/2019 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Sierra Club Filed FOIA Lawsuit Seeking External Communications of Interior Officials. Sierra Club filed a new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking to compel the U.S. Department of the Interior to update its response to previous requests for records concerning DOI officials’ external communications. The earlier requests were the subject of another FOIA lawsuit. Sierra Club alleged that the documents sought were of “significant public interest and concern” because they could potentially reveal conflicts of interest relevant to DOI activities, including efforts to open offshore areas to drilling and to make way for private development, including energy development, on public lands.