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Judge dismisses records act lawsuit, citing EPA policy

January 10, 2019
A federal judge has dismissed as moot public interest groups' lawsuit over former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's alleged failure to adequately document decisions, citing the agency's recent policy reiterating requirements to comply with the Federal Records Act (FRA) and insufficient evidence that Pruitt's practices continue after his departure. “By promulgating a new policy, EPA did voluntarily what the Court likely would have required it to do had Plaintiffs prevailed,” Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District...

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