Miranda Key Deer

Jimmy Tobias filed this request with the U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service, Region 4 of the United States of America .
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DOI-FWS-2020-005869

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Completed

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From: Jimmy Tobias

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all written or electronic communications, including email attachments, sent or received by Regional Director Leo Miranda that contains one or more of the following words or phrases: "foreseeable future", "sea level rise", "Key deer" and/or "climate change".

This request also seeks any written or electronic communication, including email attachments, related to the proposed downlisting and/or de-listing of the Key deer, an endangered species in Florida.

This request seeks records produced since January 1, 2018. This request does not seek generic news aggregations or generic press releases.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jimmy Tobias

From: U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service, Region 4

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://www.foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=DOI-FWS-2020-005869&type=request)

* Tracking Number: DOI-FWS-2020-005869
* Requester Name: Jimmy Tobias
* Date Submitted: 09/23/2020
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all written or electronic communications, including email attachments, sent or received by Regional Director Leo Miranda that contains one or more of the following words or phrases: "foreseeable future", "sea level rise", "Key deer" and/or "climate change".

This request also seeks any written or electronic communication, including email attachments, related to the proposed downlisting and/or de-listing of the Key deer, an endangered species in Florida.

This request seeks records produced since January 1, 2018. This request does not seek generic news aggregations or generic press releases.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jimmy Tobias

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From: U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service, Region 4

Mr. Tobias,
Please see attached letter regarding clarification of fees and your fee category. Please provide this information within 20 workdays from the date of this communication. Thanks!
Respectfully,
Tiffany McClurkin
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Headquarters Information Resources & Technology Management
Atlanta Regional FOIA Coordinator

  • 20200929_Signed LTR_Fee Category Clarification Rqst 20-005869

From: Jimmy Tobias

Thank you for the note. As a reporter who plans to use the public records I have requested to publish newsworthy articles of interest to the American public, I request a fee waiver for this FOIA request. Specifically, the records that I am requesting from your agency will significantly contribute to the American public's understanding of whether and how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is protecting the endangered Key deer in southern Florida. It will also shed light on any political matters influencing agency decisions. The Key deer's survival is an issue of the utmost importance, as it pertains directly to the U.S. government's commitment to mitigating the extinction crisis that threatens wildlife around the country. As such, I request all fees in this matter be waived.

I have a long track record of publishing important stories of public interests on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and intend to continue doing this work with the help of the documents your agency provides. You can find an example of my work here: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/oct/18/trump-administration-us-endangered-species-discussions-secret

If the agency denies me a fee waiver, I am willing to pay up to $50 in fees.

If you have any further questions, please contact me at 248-763-0088.

From: Jimmy Tobias

Hi Ms. McClurkin,

I wanted to follow up on the status of this request. Let me know when I can expect a reply, and thanks. Happy New Year!

Jimmy Tobias

From: U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service, Region 4

Per our conversation we are releasing one (1) document consisting of four hundred and forty-eight (448) pages in their entirety.
If you have any questions please contact me at tiffany_mcclurkin@fws.gov. (mailto:tiffany_mcclurkin@fws.gov)

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