FOIMan heads down the rabbit hole in search of clarity around the Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs).
The Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) often get ignored, yet they are an important tool for accessing information from public authorities – and occasionally even private companies. In this series of articles written for PDP’s Freedom of Information Journal in 2017, FOIMan looks at why they exist, what they cover, how they differ from FOIA, and when requests under them can be refused.
Part I: Down the rabbit hole – the basic requirements of the EIRs and when information will be covered by them
Part II: Same thing, different gravy? – the differences and similarities between FOIA and the EIRs
Part III: The exceptional regulations – when requests for environmental information can be refused