Zinke’s BLM attacking bedrock freedom of information laws

A coalition of public lands, climate, wildlife, and government transparency organizations called on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke today to condemn the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s attempts to weaken American freedom of information laws.

The BLM has recently recommended updates to the Freedom of Information Act that would make it more difficult for citizens to access government information, including making them pay more to obtain that information.

Americans from all walks of life use the Freedom of Information Act to learn about federal government operations, shine light on decisions and deliberations, and engage in democratic processes. It is an affront to the bedrock of democracy that the BLM would seek changes to the Freedom of Information Act meant to stymie, rather than promote, public engagement.

Read the press release.

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