Bloomberg Law
Oct. 29, 2019, 2:08 PM

Agencies Seek High Court Review of Endangered Species FOIA Case

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer

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 ...