Frequently Requested Information
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GEC Files Freedom of Information Act LawsuitThe Glynn Environmental Coalition (GEC) filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the US EPA on January 16, 2009. In March 2008, the GEC requested documents concerning the Superfund Sites in Glynn County in order to obtain a better understanding about the activities and studies being conducted.
A response was received from the EPA in May 2008 with a few documents, but the EPA was refusing to provide over 400 documents. The GEC filed a formal appeal in June 2008 and waited for a decision. Other than acknowledging that the appeal had been received, the EPA was unresponsive.
The GEC has been in this position before and understands the EPA will ignore a Freedom of Information Act appeal in hopes that we will just go away. After waiting over six months, the GEC had no other option than to file the lawsuit to obtain the documents.
What the documents will reveal is still not known. The GEC did file the Freedom of Information Act request to obtain more information about a study involving companies and individuals that are now the focus of a Congressional investigation concerning “Science for Sale”and “EPA Scientific Integrity.”