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Environmental Journalists See FOIA as "A Flawed Tool"

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The Society of Environmental Journalists has compiled a new study of the Freedom of Information Act as experienced by some of its reporters. It recounts increasing difficulties in getting government information, much of it routine, including delays of up to a year, heavy-handed redaction of data, and challenges to the waiver of fees as required by law. And the problems continue. Several reporters have run into new problems getting environmental data in New Orleans, prompting SEJ to send a letter of protest to the Environmental Protection Agency.