|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 1 Apr 2019 17:54:35 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "Army Backs Down on FOIA, Waives $300K Fee for PFAS Contamination Data"|
Army Backs Down on FOIA, Waives $300K Fee for PFAS Contamination Data NEWS RELEASE Environmental Working Group MARCH 25, 2019 WASHINGTON – Under pressure from Environmental Working Group and Capitol Hill lawmakers, the Army today agreed to waive its fee of almost $300,000 to process a public records request seeking information about fluorinated chemical contamination at military installations. In November, EWG filed a Freedom of Information Act requestfor data to determine the severity of PFAS contamination of drinking water and groundwater at hundreds of bases nationwide. EWG requested a fee waiver, which the Associated Press reported is routinely given to news outlets and nonprofit groups seeking information in the public interest. But earlier this month, the Army said EWG would have to pay $290,400 for collection and preparation of the data. EWG appealed. … For the entire release, see https://www.ewg.org/release/army-backs-down-foia-waives-300k-fee-pfas-contamination-data -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
Prev by Date: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, GLOBAL: "Vietnam’s Struggle to Overcome the Legacy of US Bombs"|
Next by Date: [CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "Michigan will draft PFAS standards for public drinking water"
Prev by Thread: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, GLOBAL: "Vietnam’s Struggle to Overcome the Legacy of US Bombs"|
Next by Thread: [CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "Michigan will draft PFAS standards for public drinking water"