DC Circ. Tests FOIA Exemptions In Faulty Dam Case

Law360, Washington (October 10, 2013, 6:39 PM EDT) -- A D.C. Circuit panel Thursday mulled whether the U.S. Section International Boundary and Water Commission should be allowed to withhold information on two Rio Grande dams from an environmental advocacy group based on public safety concerns, saying it could be difficult to justify the exemption.

Although the Freedom of Information Act allows federal agencies to withhold information based on law enforcement activities and national security concerns, the panel questioned whether public safety concerns could also fall under that exemption, as USIBWC claimed.

While USIBWC did grant...
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Case Information

Case Title

Pub. Employees for Env. Resp. v. U.S. Section Intl. Boundary

Case Number



Appellate - DC Circuit

Nature of Suit

2895 Freedom of Information Act of 1974

Date Filed

May 21, 2012

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