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A good-government advocacy group filed suit July 23, arguing that EPA's June 26 Freedom of Information Act rule had been issued illegally and violated FOIA law. The group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) asked a federal district court in D.C. to strike down the new EPA rule.
"The Environmental Protection Agency’s new public records rule puts too much power into the hands of political appointees, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said in a July 23 complaint.
Final determinations on Freedom of Information Act requests from the media and the public should be left to experienced career officials, the advocacy group says."
Porter Wells reports for Bloomberg Environment July 23, 2019.
CREW: "Complaint For Injunctive And Declaratory Relief" (Bloomberg Law)