Interior Dept. Plan to Streamline FOIA Responses Alarms Transparency Groups

From: Government Executive

“An Interior Department proposed rule published late last month to ease the workload of its Freedom of Information Office staff has drawn fire from at least three transparency advocacy groups. The nonprofits American Oversight and Democracy Forward, as well as Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility filed comments before the (extended) Jan. 29 deadline arguing that the proposed changes violate FOIA and that the Interior official who wrote them lacks authority.”

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