FOIA Lawsuit: EPA failing to turn over docs on high level Biden appointees
- February 8, 2022
Juliette Fairley, Legal Newsline
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A federal government watchdog has sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) alleging that it is wrongfully withholding records it is entitled to review under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) seeks records pertaining to meetings and communications with EPA appointees’ former employers and other special interest groups whose policy agendas have allegedly progressed during the Biden Administration.
“There are several high-level appointees who did work for these large, special interest groups many of whom had been involved in a significant amount of litigation and other matters against the agency in years past,” Michael Chamberlain, PPT’s director.
“The people who had those organizations as their former employers would be recused from and not be able to work on specific particular matters that involved those former employers and for us to establish whether that may or may not have occurred, these documents are essential.”