In March 2002, the Society of Environmental Journalists' board of directors formed a Freedom of Information Task Force "to address freedom-of-information, right-to-know, and other news gathering issues of concern to the pursuit of environmental journalism." These pages are one result of that task force work.
- See also: Covering Protests and Staying Safe for resources and webinars.
WatchDog opinion column advocates open information in a personal voice — that of columnist Joseph A. Davis. The archives of WatchDog Alert (formerly WatchDog TipSheet) contain news and tools on access to environmental information from 2008-2020.
SEJ's team of volunteers works for more open environmental information.
Includes categorized resource links as well as automated, fill-in-the-blank forms for FOIA requests and state-by-state records requests.
A primer on how, when and why to use the federal Freedom of Information Act, with lots of tips from a veteran FOIA user.
Positions taken by SEJ advocating access to environmental information and supporting media's right to know on behalf of the public.