FOIA Appeal - USDA, Forest Service
In last October’s government shutdown, the Obama administration closed down, or blocked access to, many private businesses that had been allowed to operate in earlier shutdowns. In FOIA requests submitted on October 9 and 10, CEI Senior Attorney Hans Bader sought information about the orders closing down these businesses, how the targeted private businesses were selected and about the policies the government relied upon in shutting them down.
In March, the Forest Service responded but produced only agency communications that occurred after the shutdown ended. The following document is Bader’s administrative FOIA appeal.