Citizens Group Sues EPA Over Denied FOIA Requests

Law360, New York (August 10, 2011, 6:58 PM EDT) -- A New Mexico nonprofit sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday, alleging the agency violated the Freedom of Information Act by refusing to provide public documents relating to defective groundwater monitoring wells in Albuquerque.

The suit, brought by Citizen Action of New Mexico, alleges that the EPA failed to provide reports documenting the management of wells at Sandia National Laboratories' mixed waste landfill that the organization's executive director, David McCoy, had been requesting since December 2007.

“These documents are being kept secret from the public...
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Case Information

Case Title

Citizen Action et al v. United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 et al

Case Number



New Mexico

Nature of Suit

Freedom of Information Act


John E. Conway

Date Filed

August 8, 2011

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