Class 3 Overview: Introduction to FOIA Project
Our class FOIA project will involve researching state enforcement of Clean Air Act standards. It will build on the work of the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI) to explore the role of cooperative federalism in environmental law enforcement.
Today's reading will familiarize you with EDGI's past research on the topic and the foundations for continuing to gather records containing states' Clean Air Act enforcement statistics, data, and information. We will be working to answer the question posed on p. 68 of the report: "Can States Take Over the Gorilla [Enforcement] Role?"
If you would like to embark on a different freedom of information project, please make an appointment to meet with me so we can discuss your goals and tailor the project to your interests.