Proposed Rule Aims To Curb Public Records Requests As Demand For Documents Increases

Straight from the Horse's Heart

Nate Hegyi as published on Wyoming Public Media

“This appears to be a regulation to figure out some sort of way they can shirk their statutory responsibilities…”

A new rule proposed last week by the U.S. Interior Department could make it harder for news outlets and non-profit organizations to get public information on a range of federal issues.

Once adopted, the regulations would allow the agency to put a cap on the number of Freedom of Information Act requests it processes every month. The proposed rule, which was posted on Dec. 28 in the Federal Register, would also make it tougher for those requests to be filled out quickly for breaking news stories.

“This appears to be a regulation to figure out some sort of way they can shirk their statutory responsibilities,” Jeff Ruch, executive director for the watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said.

The Interior Department…

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2 comments on “Proposed Rule Aims To Curb Public Records Requests As Demand For Documents Increases

  1. This was always going to happen FOIA allowed more people to find out what was really going on in politics but with corruption rife and more bloggers like you finding out the truth about companies and politicians etc ….. Well it was time to close down all avenues until in the end of days …. all we can do is 🙏 to the creator and ask for help …. Amen

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