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FOIA News: Reduction of Utah's national parks draws FOIA suit

FOIA News (2017)Allan BlutsteinComment

Enviro Group's FOIA Suit Wants Trump Admin's Monuments Docs

By Bryan Koenig, Law360, Dec. 14, 2017

The Conservation Lands Foundation Inc. expanded the fight over President Donald Trump's decision to shrink national monuments in Utah with a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit in D.C. federal court Wednesday, seeking documents to shed light on the move beyond the “sweeping generalizations” already made.

The nonprofit, already one of the legal challengers contesting Trump’s authority to slash huge tracts of land safeguarded by his predecessor, said that it’s received little to no response beyond initial messages acknowledging receipt of the Freedom of Information Act requests submitted over the summer to the U.S. Department of the Interior and other agencies.

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