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FOIA News: Judicial Watch Sues For Corps' Pipeline Convos With Enviros

FOIA News (2017)Kevin SchmidtComment

Judicial Watch Sues For Corps' Pipeline Convos With Enviros

By Christine Powell, Law360, June 30, 2017

The conservative legal advocacy group Judicial Watch filed suit in D.C. federal court Thursday in pursuit of records of communications between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and environmental groups about Dakota Access LLC’s controversial $3.8 billion, 1,172-mile crude oil pipeline.

Judicial Watch targeted the U.S. Department of Defense, which is the Corps’ parent agency, alleging in a four-page complaint that it flouted the Freedom of Information Act by dragging its feet in responding to the group’s early May request for the records.

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