EPA Can't Shake Suit Seeking Broad Access To Email Records

Law360, New York (August 15, 2013, 3:48 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge Wednesday refused to toss a legal advocacy group's suit seeking access to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency email records about politically sensitive regulation that was delayed in 2012, and granted a discovery request to determine whether top officials used personal email addresses for official business.

U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth said it wasn't yet clear if the EPA had conducted an adequate search in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from the Landmark Legal Foundation, which sought records identifying groups...
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