Description: Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against Department of the Interior to compel production of records related to Secretarial Order on onshore mineral leasing program
WildEarth Guardians v. U.S. Department of the Interior Office of the Secretary
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 11/20/2017 Complaint Download Complaint filed. WildEarth Guardians Filed Lawsuit to Compel Department of Interior to Produce Records About Secretarial Order on Onshore Mineral Leasing. WildEarth Guardians filed a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) seeking to compel production by the Department of the Interior of records related to Secretarial Order 3354, “Supporting and Improving the Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing and Federal Solid Mineral Leasing Program.” WildEarth Guardians alleged that the order “stands to undermine protection of the climate, human and environmental health, fish and wildlife, public lands, and clean energy development.” WildEarth Guardians submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Interior in July and August 2017 seeking records related to the order.