SEJ Objects to Interior Dept. Proposal To Gut FOIA Rules

January 28, 2019 — The Society of Environmental Journalists has objected to the Interior Department's proposal to limit the amount of records the public can request under the Freedom of Information Act. SEJ commented on a rulemaking that would let Interior deny FOIA requests if it felt they called for "unreasonably burdensome" searches.

FOIA allows for no such restrictions.

SEJ also joined a coalition of journalism groups led by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in another set of formal comments objecting to the Interior proposal.

The full text of SEJ's comments is here.