Freedom of Information and the Bush Administration

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on July 7, 2003

Restore America’s freedom of information, by Sens. Patrick Leahy and Carl Levin. “The Bush administration has made secrecy, not sunshine, its default position, whether the issue is industry input to the national energy policy (current report has yet to be issued), the names of those detained after the Sept. 11 attacks, or potential vulnerabilities in the nation’s infrastructure. Secrecy has its place, but governments are always tempted to overuse the “secret” stamp. When that happens, it can come at the cost of the public’s stake in such other values as safety or clean air and water.” See also Bush administration most secretive since King George. [Secrecy News]

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