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Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Judge: EPA's FOIA Response 'Inadequate,' But Glyphosate Items Still Withheld

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Feb. 12 partially granted and partially denied a law firm's requests for information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) pertaining to the EPA's communication related to its classification of glyphosate as noncarcinogenic. The judge held that although the EPA's search for communications was "inadequate," it could still withhold a variety of material (Husch Blackwell LLP v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, No. 18-1213, D. D.C., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24322).
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