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Agencies Seek High Court Review of Endangered Species FOIA Case

Oct. 29, 2019, 2:08 PM

The Trump administration wants the Supreme Court to keep Endangered Species Act records out of the hands of environmentalists.

In a new petition, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service urged the justices to review a ruling from a lower court that required the agencies to turn over draft documents from an Endangered Species Act consultation process.

The government is asking the court to clarify the scope of a Freedom of Information Act exemption that generally allows agencies to withhold records that are...

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