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OMB Watch Lawsuit Nudges EPA Into Release of Chemical Plant Data

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After a FOIA lawsuit prompted by their two years of delaying, the Environmental Protection Agency has released information on chemical plant risk management plans to OMB Watch, a non-profit advocacy organization. The EPA had pulled the risk management information from its website after 9/11, saying it would repost the information in a new form “as soon as possible.” OMB Watch filed an FOIA request in 2003. It was denied and the appeal languished. In June, OMB Watch filed suit and EPA released the information without comment. (7/14/05)