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Freedom of Information Act

Black River near Annapolis, Mo.
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The Missouri Coalition for the Environment has accused the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of withholding information on mining and other development projects that could damage wetlands. 

The environmental group filed suit against the Corps of Engineers in late March, alleging that the agency denied it access to permits and documents that relate to mining and other types of projects. The suit claims that the Corps of Engineers' St. Louis and Little Rock districts have repeatedly refused to release documents, such as permit applications, using an exemption of the Freedom of Information Act.

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Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation that exempts the names of Illinois residents with a Firearms Owner ID card from the state's Freedom of Information Act.