We’re just a few days away from President-Elect Barack Obama’s inauguration, but federal officials at several agencies have managed to sneak in some last-minute changes to freedom of information regulations.
As one of the most secretive presidential administrations in history gets ready to close up shop, it’s closing a few more things — records. Over the past few months, some federal agencies have issued rules that would eliminate public disclosure of information — or, in some cases, make it more difficult for requesters to get information.
Among the agencies restricting the information flow are the Department of Energy, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Education, ProPublica reports.
Written by Paul Monies