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From: Joshua Eaton

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

The current database that contains the content for the following EPA websites, their subpages and subdomains, as of the date your office receives this request:

This request includes any and all site assets, including but not limited to: website page content; images; audio and video files; downloadable files, such as PDF, CSV, XLSX, and JSON files; databases; and any and all other site assets.

In the event that these websites, their subpages and subdomains are not stored in a database, I request any and all raw HTML files and site assets, as described above. In the event that the database that contains the contents for these websites, their subpages and subdomains is not segregable from the database that contains the contents for as a whole, I request the full database in its entirety.

I also request expedited processing. This request relates to the ongoing presidential transition. The records I am requesting are urgently needed to inform the public of an actual or perceived federal government activity — specifically, the Trump administration's reported instructions to EPA that it remove information related to climate change from its website and the widespread belief that EPA will destroy these agency records. The news value of these records, and perhaps the records themselves, will be lost without expedited processing.

I am a producer at WGBH News in Boston, Massachusetts, and a full-time, professional reporter whose work regularly appears at The Christian Science Monitor, Scout Magazines, UU World, MuckRock, Teen Vogue, and elsewhere. I will make the records I am requesting available to the general public. This request is part of the news-gathering process and is not for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by email attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Joshua Eaton


Please provide tracking number. Thank you.

Linda E. Green
FOIA, Libraries & Accessiblity Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(202) 566-1667

From: Joshua Eaton

Hello -
This is the first communication we've received from your office. Please consider this a new request.

From: Hamilton, Sabrina

Mr. Eaton:

Thank you for contacting the agency concerning the status of your FOIA request. You acknowledged receipt of the agency’s final response in an email dated February 19, 2017 to Becky Dolph. Upon receipt of your email, the agency felt that you were satisfied with the information provided and closed your request in FOIAonline on February 21, 2017. Attached for your information is a copy of that email.

Again, thank you for your inquiry and I trust the information provided is helpful.



Sabrina Hamilton
Air and Radiation Liaison Specialist
and FOIA Coordinator
Office of Air and Radiation - Correspondence Unit
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. (6101-A)
Washington, D.C. 20460
Tel: (202) 564-1083
Fax: (202) 501-0600

From: Joshua Eaton


Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Joshua Eaton