NY High Court Says EPA Docs Sent To State Are Public

Law360, New York (March 22, 2012, 8:02 PM EDT) -- New York's highest court on Thursday ruled that federal agencies' communications to state agencies are public under the state's open records laws, in a case brought by a town seeking documents surrounding potentially hazardous contaminants in its drinking water.

The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation withheld from the town of Waterford 344 documents it requested regarding research the department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had done surrounding polychlorinated biphenyls in the portion of the Hudson River from which the town gets its drinking water, the...
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