Air Force Beats FOIA Suit Over Coal Liquefaction Contract

Law360, New York (August 5, 2011, 3:25 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday granted summary judgment to the U.S. Air Force in a Freedom of Information Act suit from an environmental group seeking information about fuel contracts relating to a coal liquefaction energy project.

U.S. District Judge Sidney H. Stein said the Air Force conducted an adequate records search, rejecting the Natural Resources Defense Council's bid for more discovery, including a request to depose the Air Force employee in charge of communicating with Baard Energy LLC, which has proposed to build a...
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