More Secret Reports from Congressional Research Service

January 14, 2015

Nobody has ever explained why Congress refuses to release the tax-funded explainers produced by the Congressional Research Service. They are a gold standard for journalists needing quick background. The WatchDog can only speculate that Congress members may be embarrassed by their need for public policy crib sheets.

Here are some recent CRS reports relevant to environmental journalists, helpfully released by the Federation of American Scientists, which did not reveal who leaked them.

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