|Submitted||July 16, 2015|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
I request any and all internal correspondences and emails sent with regard to the 2006 26th General Assembly for the International Astronomical Union with specific interest in any emails discussing the classification demotion of Pluto from "Planet" to "Dwarf Planet."
In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 e-mail 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.
Thank you for your timely response. I have read and acknowledged your Fee Waiver Justification Letter and would like to gently petition my categorization for fee purposes. This request is being submitted in my capacity as a journalist for Muckrock News. In light of New Horizons' recent and widely reported success, I am working on an article based around educating the public about Pluto's demotion from "planet" to "dwarf planet." Any internal correspondences from NASA regarding this topic would be used to illustrate the behind-the-scenes process of a governmental organization that the public would otherwise not be exposed to. As a contributing member of the news media and a journalism student at Boston University's College of Communication, I submit this request as a matter of public interest and not for commercial purposes.
Below, you can find examples of my writing recently published on buquad.com.
Thank you for your assistance.