After the Interior Department rebuffed a conservation group's FOIA request for records of Secretary Ken Salazar's contacts with oil lobbyists, the group has gone to court.
The Center for Biological Diversity requested the documents — emails, phone logs and meeting notes — on May 18, 2010. After receiving no response from Interior, the group filed a complaint under the Freedom of Information Act on July 12, 2010.
- "Lawsuit Seeks Release of Interior Secretary Salazar's Communications With Oil Industry About Drilling," Release of July 12, 2010, Center for Biological Diversity.
- Full text of July 12, 2010, Center for Biological Diversity complaint.
- Full text of original CBD FOIA request.