Advocacy Group Files FOIA Lawsuit Against White House OMB for Failure to Release Records Relating to Decisions to Delay ESA Protections

The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) sued the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and its Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs today for violating the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by refusing to release records on their roles in delaying protections for species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) many months beyond the 90-day deadline imposed by a Clinton-era executive order. CBD is seeking declaratory judgment and injunctive relief.