Judge Beryl Howell of the United States District Court has ordered the EPA to search for records that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt relied on when he went on CNBC's Squawk Box to state that he didn't believe that human activity was a primary contributor to global warming. Plaintiff Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) filed a FOIA request for documents that Pruitt relied on in making the statement. Rather than search for the records, EPA delayed and PEER sued. Then, rather than searching for records, EPA filed for summary judgment with a number of reasons on why they couldn't/shouldn't/wouldn't search for records. PEER cross-moved and the Court agreed with the plaintiff - ordering the EPA to search for and process the records.
Of course, they will likely not find many records because there are not any legitimate scientists that come to the conclusion that human activity has nothing to do with climate change. Of course, Pruitt doesn't seem to give in very easily and he'll likely further take down his own FOIA staff and the US Attorneys Office who are defending him and his agency in this action.