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POGO Submits FOIA Request for Minerals Management Service Documents
May 27, 2010

POGO has filed a Freedom of Information Act request for documents from the Minerals Management Service (MMS) Solicitor's Office.



Related Resources

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): Issues for the 111th Congress
, Congressional Research Service, Report R40766
August 12, 2009 

Memorandum For Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies; The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Eric Holder, Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General
March 19, 2009 

Memorandum For Heads of Departments and Agencies on the President's Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government - Interagency Collaboration
John P. Holdren, Assistant to the Preseident for Science and Technology; Peter Orszag, Director, Office of Management and Budget; Paul F. Prouty, Acting Administrator, General Services Administration, Executive Office of the President of the United States
February 24, 2009 

White House Issues Order
, The White House
December 14, 2005 

Freedom of Information Act Guide: "Reverse" FOIA
, Department of Justice
May 1, 2004 

General Information Regarding FOIA
, Department of Justice
May 1, 2004 

Senate Resolution 21
, U.S. Senate
February 14, 2001 


POGO in the News

Transparency Outsourced as U.S. Hires Vendors for Disclosure Aid, Danielle IvoryBloomberg, October 8, 2012 

Oversight Committee: Administration Earns C- for FOIA management, Ruben GomezFederal News Radio, March 15, 2012 

Sunshine Week Drum-roll: The 2011 award for worst transparency goes to the DOJ, Darlene StormComputerworld, March 12, 2012 

Justice rethinks planned changes to FOIA policy, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive (, November 7, 2011 

Senate Passes Faster Foia Bill Again Amid Growing Criticism, Channing TurnerMain Justice; Politics, Policy & the Law, August 2, 2011 

Hill analysis: Agencies' FOIA responses seem to have no guide, Cristina MarcosThe Hill, June 3, 2011 

Administration falling short on FOIA compliance, critics say, By Robert BrodskyGovernment Executive, March 17, 2011 

Congress repeals SEC exemption from FOIA, By Silla BrushThe Hill, September 23, 2010 

Repeal of FOIA exemption for SEC passes both houses of Congress, StaffReynolds Center, September 23, 2010 

Industry group fears publicizing contractor database could backfire, By Robert BrodskyGovernment Executive, August 6, 2010 

Reverse FOIA with a twist explained, With Tom Temin, Jane Norris and POGO's Mandy SmithbergerFederal News Radio, March 29, 2010 

Obama gets mixed reviews on government ‘openness’, By Alexandra MarksChristian Science Monitor, March 19, 2009 

Open government advocates applaud Obama’s FOIA memo, By Brendan McGarryFederal Times, January 30, 2009 

Obama gets down to business on 1st day, By Todd SpanglerFree Press And Associated Press, January 22, 2009 

Members of Congress also wait on FOIA requests, by Daniel FriedmanCongress Daily, November 13, 2007 

Bush Administration Ramps up Secrecy, by William FisherAtlantic Free, September 10, 2007 

Groups push Senate for more open government, By Matthew Weigelt (Federal Computer Week), May 17, 2007 

Reporting is not a crime: Conservatives should think twice about criminalizing journalism, By Jonathan H. Adler & Michael BerryNational Review, May 26, 2006 

Executive Order: Improving Agency Disclosure of Information , The White House, December 14, 2005 

Response to FOIA requests varies significantly , by Kipp LanhamThe Hill, November 17, 2005 

We need to pull back curtain on war, more , EditorialAlbuquerque Journal, November 3, 2005 

Declassification Board: Named but Unfunded; Panel on Government Secrecy Unable to Operate, By Christopher LeeThe Washington Post, May 2, 2005 

Secrecy Won't Make Us Safe, By Danielle, March 11, 2005