PCTC vs. USGS: Case No. DC 1:2014cv01200

On July 16, 2014, PCTC filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) complaint against the US Geological Survey (USGS) in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The background for the complaint is explained in a press release available here.

The complaint was assigned Case number 1:2014cv01200, and was assigned to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. The case docket is posted on the FOIA Project web site at this link. The Complaint (without attachments) is available here. The Complaint and all complaint attachments are available via the case search function on the FOIA Project web site. Enter the following phrase into the search box:


The attachments to the Complaint are as follows:

Exhibit A FOIA Request dated April 15, 2011 (assigned number USGS-2011-00093)
Exhibit B Assignment of Rights
Exhibit C Letter of objection concerning delays in USGS response, dated March 15, 2013
Exhibit D Appeal of redactions asserted in the 17th and 18th batches of USGS response, dated June 27, 2013
Exhibit E Appeal of redactions in the 20th batch of USGS response, dated September 5, 2013
Exhibit F Appeal of redactions and withheld documents in the 21st batch of USGS response, dated September 9, 2013
Exhibit G Appeal of redactions in the 22nd batch of USGS response, dated October 3, 2013
Exhibit H USGS Response to two Information Quality Act Requests for Correction of Information, dated March 19, 2014
Exhibit I Letter requesting status of PCTC’s FOIA appeals addressed to Mr. Ken Skipper (USGS), dated April 17, 2014


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