OpenTheGovernment.org, Partners, Urge Public Access to Oil Leak Monitoring Data

OpenTheGovernment.org organized a letter to President Obama urging him to give the public access to all monitoring data related to the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. The letter stresses stresses that the Administration should affirmatively disclose all monitoring data of the leak, in the interest of meeting the President’s commitment on his first full day in office to "disclose information rapidly in forms that the public can readily find and use," and his Administration’s subsequent statements, policies and directives encouraging the executive branch to give the public prompt access to information that is not required to be withheld, even if there are permissive exemptions, the Administration should affirmatively disclose all monitoring data of the leak.

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