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2006 Archives: SEJ Speaks on FOI Issues

November 29, 2006
SEJ urges NIEHS not to privatize environmental health magazine

SEJ wrote the director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences today, asking him to abandon plans to downgrade and privatize its flagship, open-access journal, Environmental Health Perspectives. The magazine is renowned for publishing free online cutting-edge research on relevant and timely topics — in non-technical terms and in multiple languages.

2008 Archives: SEJ Speaks on FOI Issues

December 19, 2008
SEJ voices concern over axing of CNN enviro-science units

The Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) joined several national and international science journalism organizations in writing a strong letter to CNN regarding its "shortsighted decision to cut its science, technology and environment unit in one fell swoop.... at a time when science coverage could not be more important in our national and international discourse." 

SEJ Speaks on FOI Issues

Read SEJ's November 15, 2012, letter to US DOI Secretary Ken Salazar about (and listen to audio of) the Election Day incident of intimidation in Colorado. The Secretary threatened to "punch out" SEJ member Dave Philipps, who in his role as senior investigative reporter for the Colorado Springs Gazette raised the issue of BLM's sale of wild horses to a kill buyer now under investigation for illegally shipping the protected animals out of state.

2002 Archives: SEJ Speaks on FOI Issues

November 18, 2002
SEJ Task Force voices concern over FOIA exemptions in Homeland Security Act to key U.S. senators

On Monday, November 18, 2002, the SEJ Task Force again voiced its concern over the FOIA exemptions contained in the Homeland Security Act. SEJ President Dan Fagin, board liaison Jim Bruggers and SEJ Freedom of Information Task Force chair Ken Ward, Jr. signed a letter sent to several key senators, urging them to support compromise language that had previously been agreed to.

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