Federal Agencies sued over failure to disclose correspondence with wind industry - Promise of government transparency not being met
ABC filed six requests under FOIA - all of them more than eight months ago. ABC's FOIA requests asked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's correspondence with wind developers regarding birds and bats, as well as related information about wildlife impacts, such as studies showing which bird and bat species were in the area and how many had been killed by the facilities.
June 25, 2012
by Robert Johns
in American Bird Conservancy
(Washington, D.C.) In a lawsuit filed today in Washington D.C. District Court American Bird Conservancy has accused the federal government of suppressing information about wind energy projects and their potential negative impact on America's wildlife. ABC is being represented in the suit by the Washington D.C. public-interest law firm of Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal.
ABC charges that two Interior Department (DOI) agencies flagrantly violated the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by failing to comply with statutory deadlines for disclosure of information, and by failing to provide their correspondence with wind developers and other information related to potential impacts on birds... [continue via Web link]