March 01, 2017

The Application of Open Records Laws to Publicly Funded Science

Lauren Kurtz

The federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the state law equivalents promote government transparency by allowing citizens to request copies of administrative records. Any citizen can file a request with a government entity for copies of government documents, and the government must either produce the information or explain why it is exempt from production (for example, for national security purposes).

Premium Content For:
  • Environment, Energy, and Resources Section
Join - Now