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Camp Lejeune: Letter: Is the Navy Trying to Keep the Camp Lejeune Investigation Secret?

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POGO received a curious letter today revealing that the Department of Navy seems to be putting pressure on another government agency to stymie its release of information related to the water contamination scandal at Camp Lejeune.

According to the new exemption for certain “Critical Infrastructure Security Information,” the Secretary of Defense must consider whether the public interest in disclosure of information outweighs the government’s need to withhold the information, when evaluating FOIA requests.

“If the Navy is successful, it could set a very dangerous precedent for other agencies to withhold federal scientific and environmental information from the public, by letting agencies invoke unsubstantiated national security concerns,” said Angela Canterbury, POGO’s director of public policy.

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