EPA Seeks To Expedite Release Of EJ Information In FOIA Update Plan

November 17, 2022
EPA is floating a new process to expedite release of environmental justice (EJ) data as part of a just-proposed plan to update its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) rules, a sign of the priority the agency’s leadership has attached to addressing EJ concerns. The proposed phase 2 FOIA rule , published in the Nov. 17 Federal Register , also seeks to remove language from the Trump-era phase 1 FOIA rule that environmentalists had charged unlawfully authorizes political appointees, rather...

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