SEJ Supports 'Faster FOIA' Bill

March 24, 2010

The Society of Environmental Journalists is supporting a new, bipartisan "Faster FOIA" bill creating a panel to study ways to reduce FOIA delays.

The bill (S 3111) was introduced March 15, 2010, by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) and cosponsored by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). It would establish a "Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays" to study ways to reduce delays in processing FOIA requests.

Working through its Freedom of Information Task Force, SEJ takes positions from time to time on matters relating to FOIA and information access.

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