Agency Documents Increasingly Withheld From Public Access Through Sensitive Designation

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on February 22, 2006

From OMB Watch: “The explosion in the use by federal agencies of Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) designations to withhold information since the 9/11 terrorist attacks has resulted in uneven policies across agencies and unnecessary restrictions on public access to information, according to a recent American Bar Association report. Such problems have manifested themselves in Connecticut, where state officials are trying to access, and make public, safety information pertaining to a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, in order to determine and reduce any risk to the public posed by the plant.” [thanks m.r.]

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