Description: Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking correspondence and other records related to potential federal coal and nuclear subsidies.
Union of Concerned Scientists v. U.S. Department of Energy
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 11/13/2018 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Union of Concerned Scientists Filed Lawsuit Seeking Correspondence and Other Records Regarding Proposed Coal and Nuclear Subsidies. Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeking to compel the agencies to produce additional records responsive to UCS’s requests for correspondence and other documents related to the agencies’ consideration of subsidies for coal and nuclear power. UCS submitted seven FOIA requests, including requests for communications between DOE officials and representatives of certain coal companies, a utility company, and the National Coal Council.