Tuesday, September 26, 2006

EPA Closes Libraries

The BioLaw blog has the story.

...EPA has already closed libraries or is closing libraries in Chicago, Dallas and Kansas City. Indeed, visitors to the Region 5 library are greeted with the message "The U.S. EPA Region 5 Library is permanently closed" and are advised to instead call the Environmental Hotline. On September 20, 2006 EPA published a Federal Register Notice announcing that as of October 1, its main library at its DC headquarters will be closed to the public and to agency staff. . . . While the government has made great strides in providing internet access to government documents, the vast majority of EPA documents are not digitized and there seems to be no plan to make them available in the near future.

There's a letter [PDF] objecting to the move.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2006/09/epa_closes_libr.html

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