Enviro Group Sues State Dept. Over Keystone Lobbying Docs

Law360, New York (July 17, 2013, 2:38 PM EDT) -- Friends of the Earth on Tuesday sued the U.S. State Department over its alleged foot-dragging regarding the release of records that could show a connection between Secretary John Kerry, former Secretary Hillary Clinton and lobbyists for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.

The environmental group said it filed an expedited Freedom of Information Act request for the records in April in order to contribute to the public’s understanding of the State Department’s activities in the Keystone XL permitting process, which is nearly complete.

“Although FoE submitted...
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