EPA’s Rule Changes Would Undermine Freedom of Information Act
Participated in a letter (with the Reporters Committee and other news media organizations) sent to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding EPA’s proposed changes to its FOIA regulations. The letter notes that the proposed rule contains provisions that would undermine the Freedom of Information Act, are impermissible under clear and binding D.C. Circuit Court precedent, and would diminish journalists’ ability to gather and report information about EPA actions and personnel. The letter urges the EPA to suspend implementation of the proposed rule and open it to public comment for at least 60 days in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act.