Freedom of Information

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.


 

SEJ WatchDog

WatchDog Alert provides news and tools on access to environmental information. See also the WatchDog opinion column, advocating open information in a personal voice — that of columnist Joseph A. Davis.

 

Uncle Sam

The SEJ Freedom of Information Task Force

SEJ's team of volunteers works for more open environmental information.

 

Key

Key FOIA Resources on the Internet

Includes categorized resource links as well as automated, fill-in-the-blank forms for FOIA requests and state-by-state records requests.

 

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Freedom of Information Act Fundamentals

A primer on how, when and why to use the federal Freedom of Information Act, with lots of tips from a veteran FOIA user.

 

Liberty

SEJ Speaks on FOI Issues

Positions taken by SEJ advocating access to environmental information and supporting media's right to know on behalf of the public.