5 Tips For Effective FOIA Use In Environmental Law

Law360, New York (April 24, 2015, 4:57 PM EDT) -- Freedom of Information Act requests are formidable weapons in environmental disputes, and attorneys who have a proper understanding and respect for them have an advantage over those who don’t.

In a recent FOIA fight, for example, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was chastised by U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth for “lack of respect” for its FOIA obligations related to a case brought by Landmark Legal Foundation over allegedly political timing of rule publications.

The vast majority of FOIA requests made to the agency don’t generate...
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