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.
- The agency is also accused of rushing through the rulemaking process and relying on “procedural rule” and “good cause” exceptions that aren’t actually applicable to this situation.
- Group asks court to overturn rule.
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