FOIMan’s Guide to the EIRs

 

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

Part II: Same thing, different gravy?

Part III: The exceptional regulations