Says agency violated the law in response to information requests

By: Matt Hildner, The Pueblo Chieftan
October 4, 2015

MONTE VISTA — A federal judge in Denver ruled this week that the U.S. Forest Service violated federal records law in its response to requests for information about a land exchange for the Village at Wolf Creek.

Senior Judge Wiley Daniel said in a 20-page ruling the agency had failed to make the proper effort to determine whether staff in its various offices were involved in decision-making about the proposal and had applicable documents.

Denver-based Rocky Mountain Wild had made the request for documents in February 2014 under the Freedom of Information Act.

It later filed suit, alleging the agency had unlawfully withheld documents in its response to the request.

Read the full article at The Pueblo Chieftan.

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