Post-Shutdown, An Ocean of Outrage Greets Interior’s Proposed FOIA Changes

From: Think Progress

“More than 130 groups and organizations have submitted public comments opposing the Interior Department’s efforts to crack down on public information requests — a suppression that opponents say will make it much harder to hold the government accountable on a number of issues including impacts from the partial government shutdown. Local, regional, and national organizations including the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), the Wilderness Society, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), the Center for Biological Diversity, and the Sierra Club are among those who submitted comments on Tuesday panning the Interior Department’s plans to reign in Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.”

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