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FOIA News: EPA working on backlogged FOIA requests

FOIA News (2017)Allan BlutsteinComment

EPA clearing out backlog of Obama-era FOIA requests

By Paul Bedard, Wash. Exam'r, Nov 21, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency is clearing out a huge backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests made during former President Obama’s administration, a demonstration it says of Administrator Scott Pruitt’s promise of transparency.

“We are committed to transparency,” said Pruitt in a statement. “EPA staff have quickly responded to the challenge to clear the backlog of FOIAs that built up from the previous administration, all while continuing to respond to the large volume of incoming requests.”

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